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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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