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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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