Today in history for Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Posted Online: Aug. 10, 2014, 12:58 am
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Today is Monday, Aug.11, the 223rd day of 2014. There are 142 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: There are a total of 155,000 sick and wounded soldiers in military hospitals throughout the United States. Most of them were hale and hearty men but a little while ago.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A horse owned by John Volk took possession of the city and dashed about at will for some time, leaving fragments of a long wagon scattered along the route of its rampages.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work of wrecking the old Cyrus Dart homestead at 22nd Street and 7th Avenue to make way for the new Christian Science Church was completed.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Courageous young Fred Snite Jr., a victim of infantile paralysis who has been in an iron lung for three years, today married Teresa Larking, 25, of Dayton, Ohio.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The two elementary schools in Silvis will have a total enrollment of approximately 1,225 when classes begin Sept. 8, according to superintendent James Goodrich.
1989 -- 25 years ago: About 80 dead ducks found along the shore of the Mississippi River west of the Interstate 74 bridge this week are causing quite a stir among Quad-Citians. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists collected seven to be tested for disease and toxic contamination.


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  Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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