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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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