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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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