Day in history for July 14, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Two new street cars are about to be added to the Moline And Rock Island horse railway.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The ladies of the Mission kindergarten opened a day nursery at Tenth Street and Third Avenue, Rock Island, for working mothers who have no place to leave their children during the day.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Bridge line street cars will stop at Twenty-third instead of Twenty-second Street on Third Avenue, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mr. And Mrs. Elmer D. Lenger, 4324 9th Street, Rock Island, have discovered in their garden a single tomato plant which boasts 65 tomatoes, and has dozens of blossoms in addition. ``There are four in our family, and the plant evidently is working hard to supply our needs,'' Mrs. Lenger said today.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Tickets for the visit of the American Freedom Train may be ordered from the Peoria Bicentennial Commission. The train will be open at Water Street at the foot of Main Street, Peoria. Exhibits on the train will include an 1849 hand pump fire engine, a collection of artifacts and documents of history, early working patent models, a bell patterned after the Liberty Bell, a lunar module, and items from every state.

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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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