Area history, May 23, 2014

Area history, May 23, 2014

Today is Friday, May 23, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: A class of nine children will be confirmed by the Sinai Hebrew congregation at special services Sunday afternoon. The services will be conducted by Rabbi Charles B. Latz and will be held at the First Baptist Church, where the congregation regularly meets. The Sinai congregation was formerly known as the Champaign and Urbana Hebrew congregation and has been organized about eight years. It recently acquired land at State and Clark streets and is making plans to erect a temple.

In 1964: Park Livingston of LaGrange, veteran president of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, was recommended Saturday for return to the board on which he has served for 16 years. A committee of the state Republican convention recommended that Livingston replace Kenneth Snyder of DeKalb, one of three candidates recommended by the UI Alumni Association.

In 1999: The First Assembly of God Church in Danville will mark the one-year anniversary of a bombing that injured 34 people and tore a hole 10 feet high in the west wall of the church. It was the second church bombing in Vermilion County in five months. A similar explosion in December at the United Methodist Church in Oakwood killed a 46-year-old church member.

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