Day in history for August 24, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The new bridge spanning the Rock River is nearing completion faster than expected and plans are being made for its grand opening within 3 weeks.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- B.H. Truesdall was nominated for congress at the Democratic convention in Geneseo, although convention officials said that P.L. Cable could have had the nomination unanimously if he had desired.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- James McKinney of Aledo was nominated for congress by the Republican convention at Bushnell. He defeated Frank G. Allen of Moline.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Two bandits who robbed the Old Farmers and Merchants Bank at Hillsdale were captured by a posse of nearly 200 men armed with machine guns and rifles.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A complete new line of meat products, under the brand name Fore-Pac, is now being manufactured by the Foremost Packing Co., East Moline. Star of the Fore-Pac line is the new cheesefurter.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- The Quad-Cities first locally-originating public radio station is scheduled to begin operations at 6 a.m. Monday with a lineup of classical music and public affairs programming. WVIK, operated by Augustana College, will broadcast on 90.1 FM.
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