Day in history for November 21, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The fence on the farm of David Moore, on Rock River in Hampton precinct, was discovered to be on fire. The wind was very high and the whole fence on 60 acres, about 2,000 rails, was destroyed.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.C. Holliday of the Broadway Presbyterian Church preached this morning on ''A Saint's Last Words.''

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island City Council last night took action to purchase a snow pump from the International Pump Co. for a total of $24,990.

1930 -- 75 years ago
An auto used by three unmasked, heavily-armed bandits to make their getaway after holding up the Farmers State Bank at New Windsor yesterday was found abandoned this morning near Geneseo. The robbers took approximately $1,500 in cash and kidnapped H.B. Shroyer, assistant cashier.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island police were probing a 35-cent burglary at the Carse And Ohlweiler Co. bottling plant, 425 11th St., Rock Island. The 35 cents in stamp money was taken from a small metal box in an office desk.

1980 -- 25 years ago
William ''Bill'' Bollaert has been hired as Moline's new health inspector. Bollaert replaces Walter Banderob who retired earlier this year.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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