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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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