Tag Archives: Illinois

January 1, 2011

On January 1, 2011, Robert Freund, age 31, died because he thought he had the skill of a native Alabamian. He was igniting a large firework at his home of 498 Country Oaks Drive, Johnsburg, Illinois, when it exploded, causing injuries to his head and… Continue reading

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January 22, 1879

On January 22, 1879, James Shields was elected as the US Senator from Missouri. He previously served as a Senator from Illinois (1849-1855), as well as Minnesota (1858-1859). He is the only person to ever serve as a US Senator for three different states. Another item of interest is that Mr. Shields was not a … Continue reading

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