Day in history for November 21, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Albert Johnson's saloon in Moline and two adjoined buildings burned to the ground for a loss of $3,500.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Fire destroyed the building and stock of the Davenport Furniture Andamp; Carpet Company and damage was estimated at $125,000.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island, is planning a campaign to secure funds for the endowment of Valparaiso University.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Lieutenant Harold ``Pete'' Nagel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Nagel, Davenport, was one of three Navy pilots rescued by a Japanese freighter after their plane was ditched in the Sea of Japan, yesterday, according to the Associated Press. The U.S. Carrier Valley Forge reported the men were picked up after Nagel's Skyraider went into the sea.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Jesus fell out of Heaven in Geneseo last night. He didn't catch hell, though. ``Jesus,'' the lead role in Geneseo High School's production of ``Godspell'' was played by 15-year-old Shawn Anderson. A trying moment for Anderson came when he was climbing atop an eight foot scaffolding which symbolized Heaven. A dancer bumped the scaffolding, knocking Anderson off before he reached the top. The young actor regained his balance before he hit the ground, popped up on the other side of the structure, and continued preaching.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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