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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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