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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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