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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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