Day in history for August 3, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Between 30 and 40 citizens of Shelbyville died of the cholera within a week. Most of those who died were railroad laborers.

1880 -- 125 years ago
John Trumbull, Democratic candidate for governor, and other candidates for state offices, were registering at the Harper House.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The annual state conclave of the Knights Templar of Illinois was scheduled to be held in Rock Island Aug. 8-10.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Marjorie Mansell, 21-year-old radio singer, was arrested at Detroit for questioning concerning the murder of Gerald Buckley, crusading radio announcer. Police said she was a close friend of Pete Licavoli, ''key man'' in the case, whose auto was found in her possession.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A demand by Ald. John H. Carlson that Moline City Council should ''take the bull by the horns'' and do its own street painting job instead of waiting for the state highway department was turned down last night.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Burglars stole guns, badges and a pair of handcuffs Friday night from the homes of a Rock Island policeman and his neighbor, a Rock Island auxiliary policeman. The burglars also took several uniforms.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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