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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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