Trivia Night Nov. 23 in Rock Island


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Posted Online: Oct. 30, 2013, 10:29 am
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Press release submitted by Brandon Pannell.

Quad City Firebirds 12 and under and 10 and under fast pitch softball teams will host a trivia night Saturday, Nov. 23, at Plumbers and Pipefitters Unioi, 4600 46th Ave., Rock Island.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person for eight players per table. There also will be auction items, raffle baskets and 50/50 drawings.
The event is a fundraiser for the teams.

















 




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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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