Day in history for October 1, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
An extensive sale of arms will take place at Rock Island Arsenal. About $750 worth of cannons, muskets, rifles, pistols, swords and ammunition will be disposed of at auction in suitable lots. Ten percent of every accepted bid will be required on the day of the sale and the balance upon delivery of the goods.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The potato crop from this section is disappointing this year.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-City Federation of Labor will oppose the ordinance to regulate the sale of coal.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Ozark Airlines will begin operating to and from Quad City Airport, Moline, with DC-3 airplanes sometime between Oct. 15 and Nov. 1, it was announced today by airport management. The proposed schedule of trips calls for two round trips daily between St. Louis and the Quad-Cities. Also there are two round trips daily between the Quad-Cities and Indianapolis.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Robert ``Butch'' Wendell, 23, Moline, hasn't let the loss of his right arm hold him back. Butch is one of three people with ``bionic'' arms that can exert about 35 pounds of pressure, as compared with the normal 25-30 pounds for a natural arm. Robert and his father don't let the arm get in the way of a little wrist wrestling. ``You have to watch that thing, it's powerful,'' the elder Wendell claims.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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