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Event:      Swedish Christmas julsmorgasbord

Date:  Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Swedish Christmas julsmorgasbord will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Augustana College Center Dining Room, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. The buffet will offer a variety of traditional Swedish foods including ham, cold fish or meat slices, Swedish meatballs, casseroles, breads, and cheeses. Cost is $12; $6 for children. Call (309) 794-7721 for details.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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