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This Day in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1776

Congress elects agents to negotiate treaty with France »

AUTOMOTIVE

1928

First day of work at the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation »

CIVIL WAR

1864

Rebels begin attack against Fort Davidson, Missouri »

COLD WAR

1989

Anti-censorship law approved by Soviet legislature »

CRIME

2007

Mistrial declared in Phil Spector murder case »

DISASTER

2002

Ferry sinks off Gambian coast »

GENERAL INTEREST

1580

Drake circumnavigates the globe »

1957

Bernstein’s West Side Story opens »

1996

Shannon Lucid returns to Earth »

HOLLYWOOD

1969

The Brady Bunch premieres »

2008

Screen legend Paul Newman dies »

LITERARY

1888

T.S. Eliot is born »

MUSIC

1957

West Side Story premieres on Broadway »

OLD WEST

1820

The famous frontiersman Daniel Boone dies in Missouri »

PRESIDENTIAL

1960

Kennedy and Nixon square off in a televised presidential debate »

SPORTS

1971

Four 20-game winners »

VIETNAM WAR

1945

First American soldier killed in Vietnam »

1969

Nixon responds to critics »

WORLD WAR I

1918

Meuse-Argonne offensive opens »

WORLD WAR II

1944

Allies slaughtered by Germans in Arnhem »

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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