Event:      Genealogy: A Peek Into Your Past, Linda Polich (Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society meeting)

Date:  Thursday, May 2, 2013
Linda Polich will present Genealogy: A Peek Into Your Past at the Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society meeting at the Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillispie St., Arsenal Island. Attend the program at 7 p.m. for free. An optional dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for $14; menu includes salad, breadsticks, chicken piccata, pasta, vegetable medley, rolls, and dessert. Reservations due by April 29; call 563-650-4349 or 563-355-6165 or email. A photo ID is required to enter the island. Use the Rock Island gate after 5:30 p.m.; the Davenport gate will be closed.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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