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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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