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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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