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Splash Landing Aquatic Center, 2220 23rd St., Bettendorf, is open. The main pool area includes a zero-depth entry with water geysers, kiddie boat slide, flue and speed slide, drop slide, and a diving board. The Toddler Pool area (for ages 6 and under with supervisor age 18 and up) has a slide, sprays, and a sand play area. Both pools are heated. Schedule and costs of admission and passes vary; see the website or call 563-344-4124 for details.

Monday, May 26, 2014 to Friday, August 15, 2014




                                                                                                                             




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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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