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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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