Daily dose: Local history and Cubs trivia for Danville Dans' tickets, Part 2

Local history

In 1912, the Urbana & Champaign Railway, Gas and Electric Co. has just completed a deal to add another factory to its list for which motive power is provided. The latest contract is with the Johnson Piano Co. It also is supplying electricity to the National Refrigerator Co., the Butchers’ Supply Co., the Textile Manufacturing Co. and the Bonner Manufacturing Co.

In 1962, spectators at the 13th annual Champaign-Urbana Freedom Celebration Wednesday donated $8,186 for the 1963 celebration. Although it is just $3 short of the amount collected last year, it is quite short of the actual cost of the celebration.

Cubs trivia

For four tickets to the July 14 Danville Dans game ...

In 1965 the Cubs and Dodgers set a record for fewest hits in a nine-inning game (one) as the Dodgers blanked the Cubs, 1-0. Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game for the Dodgers. Who was the hard-luck pitcher for the Cubs to give up one hit and lose?

E-mail your answer to me at kacich@news-gazette.com. The person with the first correct answer wins four tickets to the July 14 Danville Dans CUBS Night game.




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Tom Kacich wrote on July 06, 2012 at 7:07 am
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We already have a winner.


Cary Miller of Mansfield knew that Bob Hendley was the Cubs pitcher in Sandy Koufax' perfect game, 1-0 victory over the Cubs.

Cary wins four tickets to the July 14 CUBS Night game at Danville Stadium. Congratulations.