Event:      Night sky viewing (Popular Astronomy Club)

Date:  Saturday, March 17, 2012; Saturday, April 21, 2012; Saturday, May 19, 2012; Saturday, June 16, 2012; Saturday, July 21, 2012; Saturday, August 18, 2012; Saturday, September 15, 2012; Saturday, October 20, 2012; Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Popular Astronomy Club invite all to join in night sky viewing with its mobile observatory and telescopes from dusk-11:30 p.m. in the parking lot, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley. Club members also will be available to help participants set up and use their own telescopes. Call (309) 797-3120 or email for details. Canceled if raining.

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1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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