Your Space: July 12, 2014


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Posted Online: July 11, 2014, 10:59 am
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Hailey Elerick, of Rock Island, accompanies children's entertainer Jeanie B!, of Chicago, on her song, "When You Open a Book," at the Rock Island Main Library on July 10. The show was part of the library's Paws to Read summer program of reading, events and education.

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While helping their dad in the yard, Magnum and Mac Chisholm found two toads!

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Brody Lenger, 7, of Rock Island, having fun at White Water Junction in Rock Island.

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These kids recently took a family trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It was the first time they had ever visited the museum, and they had a lot of fun! Pictured from left to right is Liyah York, 7; Devin Heck-York, 4; and Tayvian York, 9, of Moline.



















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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