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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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