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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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