Area history, July 28, 2016

Area history, July 28, 2016

Today is Thursday, July 28, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1916: The first copy of the First Illinois Cavalryman reached The Gazette offices today. It is an 8-page militia newspaper, the first of its kind on the border. The first edition featured an interview with Brigadier General James Parker, commander of the lower Rio Grande Valley.

In 1966: University of Illinois President David D. Henry was honored Wednesday by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees as he looks forward to his 12th year in office. Trustees Irving Diliard presented a resolution praising Henry, noting that he has been president during the UI's greatest and most difficult period of growth in its 100-year history. Only two UI presidents have served longer: Edward Janes James, from 1904-1920, and Arthur Cutts Willard, 1934-1946.

In 2001: Richard O'Dell, of Monticello, who turns 90 on Sunday, is planning to complete his long-delayed college degree through a special program at Eastern Illinois University.

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sweet caroline wrote on July 28, 2016 at 11:07 am


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Spellcheck much?

Mike Howie wrote on July 28, 2016 at 11:07 am
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Thank you for your note. This is fixed.

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