Feb. 19, 1900: Criminals really do return to the scene of the crime. When W.V. Bennett's grocery store was robbed, one of the items stolen was a cheese of “considerable age and aromatic properties.” When investigating officers found part of the cheese the burglar had eaten left on the floor, they nosed their way through the curious crowd gathered to see what was going on. And among the crowd, they noticed a man whose breath smelled of cheese and whose coat was covered in cobwebs. They followed the man to his home, where they found the bulk of the stolen goods under his porch.
1904: Omaha mourned the death of Charles C. George, who was remembered as a pioneer Omaha real estate agent and former king of Ak-Sar-Ben.
1904: John A. Creighton, a frequent supporter and financial backer of the university founded by his family, made another big donation, giving the university the Arlington and Creighton blocks in downtown Omaha. Their value at the time was estimated at $250,000 (that's about $6 million in today's dollars).
1975: Omaha businessman James Paxson pledged $50,000 to mark the birthplace of President Gerald Ford. Paxson had already donated the property at 32nd Street and Woolworth Avenue to the city. Meanwhile, a competition to design the site was under way.