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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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