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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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