Today is Monday, July 21, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Erik Lund, trombonist and professor of composition at the University of Illinois, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Lund leads his own quintet and performs with CompostQ.
I really enjoyed your Friends Quintet gig Friday at the Post. I noticed different players.
In 1915, about 35 boys and men enjoyed a cool plunge in the swimming pool at Champaign High School Saturday evening, the occasion marking the opening of the pool to the public for the summer season. The Business Women's Club will have charge of the pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays, both afternoon and evenings, and on Saturday afternoon.
Among the stories we'll be watching during what's shaping up to be a newsy next five days:
A little more than a month after being sworn in as the newest member of the Champaign City Council, Clarissa Nickerson Fourman is due in court to answer to the most-talked-about misdemeanor of the summer — leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
NEWMAN — In the deadliest year of the Vietnam War, Ken Fernandes entered Hue City with a company of 200 Marines.
Sixty-one walked out.
The battle of Hue immediately followed North Vietnam's Tet Offensive beginning in January 1968, perhaps the first time Americans were aware that the U.S. had a tenacious foe in the war.
Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.
Today's highlight in history:
On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module.
On this date:
Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 51-year-old Urbana resident Mark Shelden chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. The former Champaign County clerk is working on political and technology projects for people around the state.
We're almost to the end of July, and 2015 has yet to present us with an official, definitive Song of the Summer — and it's running out of time.
Without a Song of the Summer, I will have no point of reference around which to log the events of my life from May to August of 2015. Will 2015 be a lost year?
CHAMPAIGN — When the bodies of two of his friends were delivered to his funeral home in downtown Champaign on a single day in June, Chuck Vaughn said he looked at one of them and "about lost it."
Today is Sunday, July 19, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1915: Three motorcycle riders pleaded guilty today to speeding on Crystal Lake Drive in Urbana Sunday evening, and paid fines of $5 each.