Day in history for August 11, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Edward A. Rucker, Chicago, and Peter Sweat, Peoria, were appointed commissioners for the State of Illinois by the court of claims at Washington.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. Roswell Richmond, Rock Island, died suddenly in her home. She was 44 years old and left a husband and three children.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Harry Sage, former manager of the Rock Island Baseball Club, wrote his reminiscences of baseball in the Argus.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Chicago Cubs led the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League pennant race by the slim margin of one percentage point. Philadelphia led the American league by 12 games.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The theft of 16 pigeons, valued at $25, was reported to Rock Island police this morning by Charles O. VanHoe, 1220 9th St., Rock Island. VanHoe told police the pigeons were removed from a coop at his residence after a wire screen was torn loose from a window.

1980 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline man has been re-elected high court trustee of the 168,000 member Catholic Order of Foresters. Victor J. Standaert was selected last week for a second four-year term. He was elected at the order's 41st national convention in Minneapolis.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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