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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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