Day in history for May 19, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The Steam Saw and Flouring Mill at Port Byron, owned by George W. and John Gates, was destroyed by fire. The loss, estimated at $6,000, included 2,500 bushels of wheat. The loss was not covered by insurance.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Mrs. S.M.I. Henry of the ladies' state temperance alliance was scheduled to address a meeting for young women in Rock Island Wednesday.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- At the annual meeting of the Broadway Presbyterian Church last night, Phil Mitchell, S.S. Davis and Paul Hamilton were re-elected trustees for a period of three years. Dr. J.W. Stewart and Fred Titterington were re-elected elders and Mrs. Paul Hamilton was chosen deaconess.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The students and faculty of Augustana College staged an impromptu celebration on the campus when the $1,000,000 mark in the endowment campaign was passed.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Moline aldermen learned the origin of an old cannon which stood for many years in City Hall Park. The information was contained in a letter from officials of Col. Edward Kittilsen Camp, United Spanish War Veterans, stating the cannon is an old Spanish gun, taken as a prize by the 6th Illinois Infantry Regiment while the unit was in Puerto Rico.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- East Moline residents will be on their own this summer in the fight against pesky mosquitoes. Aldermen have used the revenue-sharing funds to finance the city's war against mosquitoes. This year, however, there's just no money available.
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