Lincoln program July 23 at River Valley Library


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Posted Online: July 12, 2013, 2:05 pm
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Press release submitted by River Valley District Library.

PORT BYRON -- Max and Donna Daniels of Wheaton, Ill., will present "An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln; from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron.
The story takes placet in the White House near the end of the Civil War in April of 1865. The program is suitable for upper grade students (grades 5 and up) and adults and will be followed by a question and answer period. The performance is free but seating is limited, so call the library at 309-523-3440 or stop by the library to reserve a seat.

















 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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