Day in history for September 14, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- A total of 1,430 students have registered in Rock Island schools for the fall term.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island County board of supervisors voted for the abolition of witness fees, except when testifying before the grand jury.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. Lucy Morris, Rock Island, was elected president of the Fourteenth District Women's Relief Corps.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Wren Jeffers, 40, of Griggsville, stepped out of his smashed car with two broken fingers today although his car ran off the road on a curve on Route 57 south of Quincy, jumped a curbing and hit the stone steps of a tavern, knocked down a clump of fir trees, hurled 20 feet into the air and tore down telephone lines, hurdled over a parked car and landed on a corner of the tavern, ripped off the tavern sign, some shingles and smashed a vestibule, plowed into three parked cars and damaged the fronts of each, and came to a stop after showering parts on two other cars.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Radioactivity in water supplies of two area communities may slightly exceed proposed federal standards. One well in Silvis and one in Carbon Cliff produce water that may contain slightly more radioactivity than is considered safe, according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
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