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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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