Day in history for August 10, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Nearly all officers and troops had been removed from Ft. Riley, Kansas, as the cholera epidemic continued to sweep through the camp. The chaplain was the only officer remaining on the post.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- A live Poland China hog was received here in transit by an express company from Dallas County, Iowa, destined for Alpha, in Henry County.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- There was a struggle between the Searle and Allen forces in the Republican congressional contest when the primaries were held.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Robert E. Whalen, 37, president of the National Automobile Racing Association, was killed in Sterling when struck by a race car at the Speedbowl Track.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Bambi, the five-year-old buck deer, familiar to employees of Rock Island Arsenal before his transfer to mating grounds in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve, is dead, the victim of a sudden and unexplained ailment.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Commonwealth Edison Co. and two of its employees were found innocent of fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from the records kept of alleged security infractions at the Quad-Cities Nuclear Generating Station during 1976 and 1977.
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