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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