Day in history for May 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We will pay a reward of $5 for the detection and conviction of any person who steals the Morning Argus from our subscriber's doors or places of business where it is left by our carrier.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Sheriff Ankrum this morning frustrated an attempt on the part of the five boys confined in the county jail to escape in the same manner as the older prisoners.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The new type street cars for use on the hill lines have been finished at the Tri-City Railway Company shops and will soon be put into service.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. James Krakora, 4251 7th Avenue, Rock Island, has been selected as one of the winners in the Proctor and Gamble prize blurb contest on Kirk's Coco Castile. She will be given an award of $100.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Three boys, Frank Bell, Keith Wiedenhoeft and John Patrick, all of Route 1, Milan, discovered and killed what they identified as a blue racer snake while hiking in a wooded area two miles from Milan. The snake was 40 inches long.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Bettendorf police are still looking for the burglars who chopped through walls of five stores and took numerous guns from Winborn's Sporting Goods at Cumberland Square shopping center Monday night or Tuesday morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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