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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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