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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