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Deron Johnson

Anniversary of the Newcomb Hotel Fire

Sunday will mark the second anniversary of the Newcomb Hotel fire in Quincy. It was a beautiful night for early September in 2013. The sun had set and many people were out on what turned out to be a not so typical night in Quincy's downtown district.

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Getty Images

Joseph Smith Died 171 Years Ago Today

The Mormon tie to our area is strong thanks to Joseph Smith. Smith was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saints movement which gave rise to Mormonism.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Is This the Last Father’s Day Visit to The Antique Auto Museum?

For 47 years the Antique Auto Museum in Quincy has been available for people to enjoy on Father's Day and throughout the year, but will this be its last year?

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John Bashain, Getty Images
John Bashain, Getty Images

‘Four Dead in Ohio’ 45 Years Ago Today

It was May 4, 1970 when members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine Kent State students in an event that triggered a nationwide student strike that forced hundreds of colleges and universities to close.  The impact of the shootings was dramatic and had a direct impact on national politics.

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Martin Forstenzer/Getty Images

Do You Remember Woolworth’s in Quincy?

It was on July 18, 1879 that F.W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 cent store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He sold no items for more than a dime. Unfortunately, he went broke a short time later. He didn’t give up, though.  He opened another store in a better location and went on to become one of America’s richest men.

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There’s Trivia Here and Trivia There

If you are a trivia buff your season is apparently here. In the next several weeks there will be a variety of Trivia Nights scheduled beginning this Friday.

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iStockphoto

Do You Remember Any Drive-In Movie Theaters?

Drive-in theaters in our area, how many of them do you remember?

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Old Ursa Museum to Be Featured on WQEC-TV’s Illinois Stories

WQEC-TV, Quincy's Public Broadcasting Station, will be featuring The Old Ursa Museum on their "Illinois Stories" program. The show will focus on the log cabin which many people refer to as the Smith Log Cabin.

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John Leeds, Getty Images
John Leeds, Getty Images

Perhaps the Greatest Dispute in the History of Baseball Happened 106 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

The Calendar Lost 12 Days on This Date 262 Years Ago Today

How would you like to wake up tomorrow and realize that it was September 14 already?That's exactly what happen on this day in 1752. Britain and the American Colonies proclaimed that the day following September 2, which normally would be September 3, would be September 14 instead. This would be done to correct the Gregorian calendar.

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