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: 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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