Area history, July 26, 2014

Area history, July 26, 2014

Today is Saturday, July 26, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: Company M of the 4th Illinois Infantry has been instructed to go to Murphysboro to take part in the Gen. John A. Logan memorial exercises, to be held on Aug. 3. The instructions are that not less than 50 men are to take part. A monument and memorial building to Gen. Logan and the volunteer soldiers who fought on the side of the United States in all of its wars is to be erected at Logan's birthplace in Murphysboro.

In 1964: "The Music Man" is almost sold out for its presentation at the Champaign County Fair. The all-professional cast will perform the show Monday at the grandstand. This is the fair's second venture into the Broadway theater field. Last year, it presented "Guys and Dolls."

In 1999: As many as 10 people will compete for four Class A — or tavern — licenses to be awarded by the city of Champaign this week. Currently, the city has 41 businesses with tavern licenses.

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