Day in history for August 6, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The San Francisco Californian claims that at the next election for president and vice president, the vice president should be taken from the shores of the Pacific.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Professor Hathaway resigned as principal of Rock Island High School.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The performance of ''At Cripple Creek'' at the Illinois Theater marked the opening of the theater season in Rock Island.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Maj. Gen. Douglas MacArthur was appointed chief of staff of the Army by President Herbert Hoover, succeeding Gen. Charles P. Summerall.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Widespread protests were voiced in Rock Island County over plans to attempt to establish a $1,500,000 parimutuel race track on the Hoffman farm located on Highway 67, a mile and three-quarters south of Milan. The protests came mainly from the Commission on Social Action of the Council of Churches of Rock Island County.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- The Moline Gospel Temple at 2305 7th Ave. sustained more than $1,000 damage early today after a motorist on 7th Avenue apparently lost control of his vehicle on the wet pavement and slid into the building. A window and part of the stone foundation were damaged.
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