Today in history: Nov. 19

November 19, 2018

100 years agoSeven rabid dogs killed within two weeksWithin the last two weeks, seven dogs have been killed in Stamford in the belief that they were rabid. The head of every one of the dogs that was submitted to the State Experimental Station for examination was found to be rabid, it is understood.Four Stamford people who were bitten by one of the dogs are taking Pasteur treatment.The situation began to develop late in October, when a dog owned by Frank Rybnick, of the Cove district bit three children. This dog was found to have been rabid.50 years agoFour arrested; police find 90 bags of heroinFive quick-thinking policemen nabbed four New York men on gun and drug charges in front of the Motor Vehicle Department, 85 Magee Ave. Monday and confiscated 90 bags of heroin worth about $1,000.They acted on a tip from an “alert citizen” at a local gas station the arrested men had stopped at first, police reported.Police said the “alert citizen” noticed a gun in the pocket of one of four men who pulled into the Harvard Avenue Esso station in a light blue Thunderbird to ask directions.25 years agoStore owner shotA Stamford grocery store owner was shot in the chest last night during an apparent robbery attempt, police said.The 60-year-old victim who lives down the street from his bodega on the corner of Henry and Cedar streets in Stamford’s South End, was in critical but stable condition last night at St. Joseph Medical Center in Stamford, police said. However, as of 12:45 a.m., a nursing supervisor at the hospital said he was still in surgery and she could not update his condition.erin.kayata@stamfordadvocate.com; (203) 964-2265; @erin_kayata

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