Day in history for August 9, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The population of the state of Wisconsin is 55,000, with Milwaukee the leading city with 30,000.

1880 -- 125 years ago
S.S. Kemble, principal of the First Ward School, was promoted to be the principal of Rock Island High School. He succeeded B.T. Hathaway.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Grand Templar of Illinois opened its conclave here. At the session of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, J.B. Holland was elected Grand High Priest.

1930 -- 75 years ago
An attempt to shoot Roy Carey, Carbon Cliff village clerk, was made while he was driving his automobile from his home to his office. Police were attempting to link the incident with the recent bombing in East Moline.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A request for annexation to the United Township school district by Colona-Green Rock officials has been taken under advisement by East Moline School Board members.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Southpark Mall developers are laying plans to add a fifth major department store, possibly the Sears store now located in Moline's King Plaza. General Growth has negotiated with two or three major department stores, but would neither confirm nor deny

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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