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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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