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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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