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This Day in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1777

George Weedon is promoted to brigadier general »

AUTOMOTIVE

1948

NASCAR founded »

CIVIL WAR

1862

Battle of Val Verde »

COLD WAR

1972

Nixon arrives in China for talks »

CRIME

1961

Rockefeller imposter and convicted felon born »

1994

Double agent Aldrich Ames is arrested »

DISASTER

1971

Tornadoes move across Mississippi River Delta »

GENERAL INTEREST

1848

Marx publishes Manifesto »

1885

Washington Monument dedicated »

1972

Nixon in China »

HOLLYWOOD

1926

Garbo’s first U.S. film opens »

LITERARY

1927

Erma Bombeck is born »

MUSIC

1981

Dolly Parton cements her crossover success as “9 to 5” hits #1 »

OLD WEST

1828

Cherokee receive their first printing press »

PRESIDENTIAL

1848

John Quincy Adams suffers a stroke »

SPORTS

1952

Dick Button wins second Olympic figure skating gold »

VIETNAM WAR

1967

Bernard Fall killed by mine in South Vietnam »

1970

Kissinger begins secret negotiations with North Vietnamese »

1972

Nixon visits China »

WORLD WAR I

1916

Battle of Verdun begins »

1918

Allied troops capture Jericho »

WORLD WAR II

1944

Tojo makes himself “military czar” »

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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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