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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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