Day in history for January 5, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
S.S. Guyer was appointed overseer of the poor by Sheriff Swander.

1878 -- 125 years ago
It was announced that 2,000 persons in Davenport have taken the temperance pledge.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Jacob M. Siegel, Rock Island, and Miss Lena Waxenburg of Omaha, Neb., were married.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The county WCTU will launch a membership drive coincident with the celebration of the eighth anniversary of national prohibition.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Davenport painting contractors were issued a warning by Ralph C. Graham, city superintendent of construction, to refrain from painting over house numbers, a practice which has resulted in complaints from both police and fire officials. Some delay has been experienced in responding to emergency calls because house numbers have been covered.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The observations of some high school students here may shape a television series. Dan Wakefield, one of the creators of the weekly show ``James at 15'' sat in on classes and basically ``hung out'' recently at Geneseo High School. To make the shows more realistic in future episodes, Wakefield asked Geneseo students for their reactions to the show. Wakefield's trip from Los Angeles to Geneseo was a mixture of business and pleasure. He also visited with a friend, Michael Sheridan, a Geneseo High School English teacher.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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