Daily planner, March 18, 2013


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Grossology Week Activities
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Free with admission. 563-324-1933, putnam.org.

"Mrs. Lincoln goes to Washington" (one-woman show)
2-3 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. 309-732-7323, rockislandlibrary.org.

Auditions for 100 Lunches: A Gourmet Comedy, the Curse of an Aching Heart, or Trapped in the Spider's Web and Love Thy Neighbor
7-9 p.m., Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, HK Robinson Drive and South Stewart Street, Geneseo. Free. (309) 944-2244, info@rhplayers.com, rhplayers.com.

Mississippi Valley Country and Western Music Association jam session
6-10 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $2 nonmembers. 309-755-7908, home2hawks@yahoo.com.

Writers' Contest Help Session (grades K-3)
6:30 p.m., Rock Island Library, 3059 30th St.. 309-732-7323, rockislandlibrary.org.

Teen Oz Party with "Return To Oz" (film) (ages 12-18)
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island. Free. 309-732-7323, rockislandlibrary.org.

Why was the Bible Written? A Matter of Politics, Dr. Jacob L. Wright
7-8 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-794-7721, augustana.edu.

Nordic craft session and Knifelore discussion (Sons of Norway Storelva Lodge 1-655 Meeting)
7 p.m., Viking Club, 1450 41st St., Moline. $5 craft fee nonmembers. 563-340-6020, molinevikings.org.

Birds of Prey, Dave Murcia (Eagle View Group Sierra Club)
7 p.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. 309-762-0609.



















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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