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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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