Area history, Aug. 21, 2014

Area history, Aug. 21, 2014

Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: The cornerstone of the Urbana post office was laid yesterday afternoon, Postmaster C.M. Webber being master of ceremonies. The 28 post office employees marched from the old post office to the site of the new one, which is planned to open on May 20, 1915.

In 1964: The Illinois Electoral Board Friday ruled off the ballot a third-party slate of 59 candidates for the at-large election of state representatives. The board, headed by Gov. Otto Kerner, said the group submitted petitions with 23,442 signatures but needed 25,000.

In 1999: For the second year in a row, the University of Illinois will have a higher than expected freshman class. The target for this year's freshman class was 6,150 students, but 6,450 are coming.

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