Day in history for August 12, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island children and adult singing class made plans to meet every Friday afternoon and evening in the Island City Hotel.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A Republican rally was held in Dart's Hall. J.W. Green and Mayor J.M. Beardsley were the speakers.

1905 -- 100 years ago
L.L. McDonald, general secretary of the YMCA, resigned this position to accept the post of Boys Work Secretary in Elgin.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Paul Montgomery, Murphysboro pilot, confessed to special investigators that he was the pilot of an airplane which flew over Profidence, Ky., coal fields and from which bombs were dropped.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Alphonse Jodts, Cambridge, an exhibitor at the Henry County Fair for more than 25 years, has won more blue ribbons than she can count. The Cambridge woman came through with her usual large share of ribbons at the 96th annual Henry County Fair which has been in session this week.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Davenport Packing Co., Inc., Milan, has been ordered to turn over its $295,000 operating bond to the Illinois Department of Agriculture to help pay livestock suppliers the company owes. The firm also surrendered its Illinois livestock buyer's license.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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