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Fox Photo, Getty Images

We Can Never Forget Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941

With each passing year the remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor fades away even more. There are fewer survivors with us from the attack that happened 75 years ago.

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Great Lakes Flight 5925
National Transportation Safety Board

Deadly Plane Collision at Baldwin Field Occurred 20 Years Ago

November 19 marks the 20th anniversary of the deadly collision of two aircraft at Baldwin Field in Quincy which led to the deaths of 14 people.  United Express Flight 5925 with twelve passengers on board collided with a King Air aircraft with two people on board.

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Heidi Bowl
Yarnellwill (Via Youtube)

The ‘Heidi Game’ Was Broadcast 48 Years Ago Today?

Forty-eight years ago the infamous “Heidi Game” was broadcast or perhaps I should say, it wasn’t broadcast at least until its conclusion. 

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Edmund Fitzgerald
jstottlemyer via YouTube

The Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 41 Years Ago Today

It was 41 years ago today that the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior after an unexpected storm came up. The entire crew of 29 lost their lives and were never found. 

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Log-Cabing

Friends of the Log Cabins Holding an Open House and Walk

This Saturday the Friends of the Log Cabins is sponsoring an Open House and Walk for the Log Cabins fundraiser to help raise funds to restore the Fraser Log Cabin located in the Lincoln-era Log Cabin Village located on Quinsippi Island Park. 

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

100 Years of Halloween Costumes in 3 Minutes [Video]

Carving pumpkins, sipping cider, and trick-or-treating may be part of your Halloween ritual, but nothing gets us into the spirit more than Halloween costumes! 

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USS Cole Attack Suspect Arrested
U.S. Navy, Getty Images

Quincy Man Remembers USS Cole Attack 16 Years Ago

On Thursday, October 12, 2000, while refueling at a port in Aden, Yemen, the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole was attacked by a two suicide bombers navigating a small motorboat full of explosives. The explosion killed 17 crew members and wounded 39 others.

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John Leeds, Getty Images
John Leeds, Getty Images

Baseball’s Greatest Dispute Happened 108 Years Ago Today

The year was 1908 and the New York Giants and the Chicago Cubs were playing the final game of the season. The Cubs and the Giants were both tied for the National League Championship and this game would determine the National League winner. With the score tied at 1 to 1, New York was batting in the bottom of the ninth with two men on base and with two men out. The New York batter singled to centerfield to apparently win the game and the pennant for the Giants. What happened next was chaos.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

D.A.R. Reminds Us This is ‘Constitution Week’

The Dorothy Quincy Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Quincy, Illinois would like to remind all citizens that the week of September 17th through the 23rd commemorates the 229th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention.

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Log-Cabing

Free Frontier Settlement Day is This Saturday in Quincy

The Friends of the Log Cabins are inviting folks to their 8th annual free Frontier Settlement Day on Saturday, September 10 from 11 to 4.  The festival will be in the Lincoln-era Log Cabin Village on Quinsippi Island in Quincy. 

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