Day in history for June 19, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Judge Spencer has surveyed a new addition to Rock Island and has opened a new street to be called Highland (now 5th Ave.). The 50 lots of Highland will sell for $200 to $400 each.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Silas Lincoln Hartzell, a boy who lived near Rock River south of Moline, died today of a wound received when his pistol accidently discharged.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- A swarm of bees became confused by main street noises and lost the hum of the queen bee. They swarmed inside a light globe at 2nd Avenue and 16th Street, Rock Island, where Jacob Hess, an old bee man, put a box over them and hived them. A second swarm alighted in the same block and was hived a few hours later.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Amelia Earhart today became the first woman ever to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air. The flight, with two male companions, was made in less than 20 hours.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- A thief removed the wheels and tires from William Dunlap's car, parked in front of his home, 918 Farnam, early today, according to a report made to Davenport police.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Metropolitan Airport Authority Chairman Stewart Winstein and Davenport Bank And Trust president V.O. Figge will sign a loan agreement which will give the MAA a $7 million line of credit for the next seven years. The loan will fund construction of several new revenue-producing facilities including a new airport terminal.
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