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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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