Day in history for March 1, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Prof. Wood's hair restorative turns gray hair back to its original color. It also will cover the head of the bald man with a new crop of hair. It will remove dandruff and itchin, an Argus advertisement reads.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Argus has purchased a new press for the purpose of enlarging the paper. This is necessitated by the growing demand on its columns.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Placards which sprang up all about the city a few days ago after having been placed by prohibition forces have mysteriously disappeared.

1933 -- 75 years ago
When the city of Rock Island issues salary certificates in lieu of cash to its employees, in the future, the certificates will be in denominations not exceeding $10.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Deere And Co. today introduced two new light industrial tractors and four new pieces of natched light industrial equipment for use with tractors in the off-the-farm market.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Deere and Co. today laid off or terminated 485 salaried workers. The action, taken for economic reason, includes the indefinite layoff of 366 clerical workers and the dismissal of 119 technical and managerial employees at 10 plants in Illinois and Iowa. In the Quad-Cities, 39 employees were dismissed and 84 laid off.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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