Day in history for November 26, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- John Whitsitt of Preemption, who won first place at our county fair for his firkin butter, was in town today with 1,500 pounds of the same kind, shipping it to St. Louis.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Cannons that are to be used as posts for a new chain fence around the courthouse lawn were placed in position today. (Note: During World War II the old cannons were contributed to a scrap drive.)
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Smallpox is spreading in Illinois. More than three hundred cases have been reported in 20 counties.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Freddie Semkin, 11, Hillsdale, drowned while skating on thin ice in a ditch near his home.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- The completely rebuilt organ, which includes a new console, at the Evangelical and Reformed Church of Peace will be dedicated at worship services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Also to be dedicated is a harp that has been added to the organ as a memorial gift by one of the church members. The donor's name will be announced at the service by the Rev. C.H. Rohlfing, pastor.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- For a moment it looked like Daphne Dimple Doo had triumphed over old age and infirmity to return to the stage she loves. But the droopy-eared, sad-eyed star of Circa 21's ``Camelot'' may have seen her last days in theater. The basset hound had to be carried on and off the set Tuesday night because of chronic back problems.
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