Event:      Season of Light planetarium show (ages 8 and up)

Date:  Saturday, December 8, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012
The annual Season of Light planetarium show for ages 8 and up will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in the John Deere Planetarium, Augustana College, 820 38th St., Rock Island. The multimedia program explains how holiday traditions are connected to the sky. Doors will open 15 minutes in advance; latecomers will not be admitted. Reservations are requested; call (309) 794-7327 during business hours. The nearby Fryxell Geology Museum also will be open 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m Saturday-Sunday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
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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