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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