Area history, Feb. 12, 2014

Area history, Feb. 12, 2014

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. News reports from this date in history:

In 1914, a survey is being made and plans drawn to repave Church Street from Neil to Randolph streets. According to present plans, the street will be raised to the grade of the new sidewalk put down along the north side of the block. At present, the street in some places is 2 feet below the grade of the walk. The pavement now in use was put down 24 years ago.

In 1964, John Birch Society leader Professor Revilo P. Oliver reportedly is working on another article outlining the "lessons of the Kennedy assassination" for the March issue of American Opinion. Oliver had written in February that Kennedy was slain because he fell behind in a communist timetable for taking over the United States.

In 1999, Champaign-Urbana got a good taste of spring when temperatures reached 70 degrees at noon. And then in almost a flash, the temperature dropped about 40 degrees.

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