Day in history for January 8, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
A.F. Curtis was appointed deputy sheriff of Rock Island County, replacing C.B. Knox, who resigned.

1878 -- 125 years ago
W.W. Goodman was named foreman of the Fourth Ward Hose Company.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The ``Counterfeiters'' was the attraction at the Illinois Theater last night.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Justice Floyd E. Thompson was introduced at the Jackson dinner as the ``next governor'' of Illinois.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The citizens advisory committee to the Moline Board of Education came to grips with the selection of a site for the proposed new high school, but delayed identification pending investigation of cost and other related factors. Six sites are under consideration, according to information disclosed at the meeting.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Circuit Judge L.E. Ellison gave attorneys 10 days to file written briefs after listening to final testimony in a court fight over the pastorship of East Moline's Prayer and Faith Mission Church. Judge Ellison promised an early ruling on an injunction issue that will decide whether Rev. Wade Branch or Rev. Verne Teague has a legal right to be spiritual leader of the small 30-member church congregation. Teague seeks a court order that would permanently restrain Rev. Branch from interfering with activities of the church located at 730 13th St., East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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