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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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