Day in history for March 2, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Sealed bids on the paving of part of the Rock Island levee with macadam will be received by the city council until March 28.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Ice dealers have fixed prices for the next summer's deliveries. The cost of supplying a home refrigerator with ice will be about 10 cents a day.

1905 -- 100 years ago
F.C.A. Denkmann, who entered the lumber business here in 1861 and who saw his companies enterprises grow throughout the northwest, died today. He came to Rock Island in 1851 and opened a grocery store.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Edward, Prince of Wales, is ill of malaria and has cancelled the rest of his wild game hunt in Africa.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Estimates of loss ranged from $50,000 to $100,000 today in a fire Tuesday night which swept the east end of the McClelland Company building, 428 E. 3rd St., Davenport, as officials started an investigation to determine the cause of the blaze.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-City chapter of the Safer Foundation hit something of a milestone Sunday when it announced that it had found a job for its 1,000th ex-offender. Jerry Woods, director of the four-year-old non-profit foundation, said he's very pleased with the success rate the foundation has had in keeping the ex-offenders on the job.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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