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

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

Local history

In 1912, the Fourth of July 1912 will go down in history as one of the sanest yet. It was far less noisy than in previous years, and there was an absence of dangerous fireworks. Champaign had no special celebration, and many people went out of the city, seeking the woods for quiet and rest. There was one tragic accident, however, as 15-year-old Michael Maher of Champaign lost the sight in one eye and may lose a hand. He was injured loading a toy cannon.

In 1962, Urbana Mayor Stanley Weaver announced that the unnamed downtown Urbana redevelopment project may begin this fall, sooner than planned. The project, using nine square blocks of downtown Urbana, is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 1964.


Cubs trivia

For four free tickets to CUBS Night at Danville Stadium on Saturday, July 14, when the Dans play Dubois County .....

When he was named manager of the Cubs, Leo Durocher proclaimed, "I am not the manager of an 8th place team." The Cubs went on to finish where and with what record that year?

E-mail your answer to me at: kacich@news-gazette.com. Make sure you include your mailing address so I can send the tickets. Thanks!




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Tom Kacich wrote on July 05, 2012 at 9:07 am
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We have a winner .. D. James of Sidney, 9:13 a.m. Knew that Cubs finished 10th that year.

Congratulations. Four tix coming your way.

Cubs had a worst-ever record of 59-103.