Celebrate the Noon Year at the Family Museum


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Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 11:49 am
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Press release submitted by city of Bettendorf



Bettendorf — The grownups get to have their New Year's Eve fun at night, so the Family Museum offers kids a chance to celebrate the arrival of 2013 during the daylight hours with a countdown to 12:00 noon! This event will be on Monday, December 31 from 9:30 AM through 12:30 PM with a countdown at 12:00 noon. Festivities include art activities for the whole family, live music performed by the Meyers Brothers from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, a countdown to 12:00 PM with noisemakers, party hats, and lots of confetti! Event is included with membership or paid admission.



















 




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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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