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: 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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