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This Day in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1792

The Right Honourable John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, dies »

AUTOMOTIVE

1927

Inventor who won suits against auto giants is born »

CIVIL WAR

1865

William H. C. Whiting dies »

COLD WAR

1948

Strange death of Jan Masaryk »

CRIME

1993

Dr. David Gunn is murdered by anti-abortion activist »

DISASTER

1906

Mine explosion kills 1,060 in France »

GENERAL INTEREST

1876

Speech transmitted by telephone »

1945

The Firebombing of Tokyo continues »

1969

Ray pleads guilty to King assassination »

HOLLYWOOD

1997

The WB premieres its first hit show »

LITERARY

1926

First Book-of-the-Month Club selection is published »

MUSIC

1988

Disco sensation Andy Gibb dies at the age of 30 »

OLD WEST

1864

Montana vigilantes hang Jack Slade »

PRESIDENTIAL

1864

Lincoln signs Ulysses S. Grant’s commission to command the U.S. Army »

SPORTS

2006

Cuba plays in World Baseball Classic »

VIETNAM WAR

1970

Army captain charged with My Lai war crimes »

1975

Communists surround Ban Me Thuot »

WORLD WAR I

1917

Turkish troops begin evacuation of Baghdad »

WORLD WAR II

1940

Sumner Welles makes a “peace proposal” »

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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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