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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