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: 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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