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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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