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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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