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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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