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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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