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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