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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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