Area History, June 26, 2019

Today is Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago: In 1919, funeral services were set for David Maxwell of Tolono, one of Champaign County's earliest pioneers. Mr. Maxwell had been born in Glasnow, Scotland, before immigrating to Champaign County. read more

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  • Virus crisis ebbs in China, spreads fear across the West
    PARIS – The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. “We are concerned that countries’ abilities to respond are being compromised by the severe and increasing disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment, caused by rising demand, hoarding and misuse,” said World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. More
  • Virus spread prompts Fed to slash rates
    WASHINGTON – In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizable half-percentage point Tuesday in an effort to support the economy in the face of the spreading coronavirus. Chairman Jerome Powell said at a news conference that the virus “will surely weigh on economic activity both here and abroad for some time.” It was the Fed’s first move since last year, when it reduced its key short-term rate three times. More
  • Sanders wins top prize, California; rival Biden surges nationwide
    WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders seized victory in Super Tuesday’s biggest prize, California, while a resurgent Joe Biden scored wins in the upper Midwest and African American strongholds in the South, in a dramatic offensive. The two Democrats, lifelong politicians with starkly different visions for America’s future, were battling for delegates as 14 states and one U.S. More
  • Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border
    KASTANIES, Greece – Thousands of migrants and refugees searched for ways to cross Greece’s border with Turkey on Tuesday, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Union to seal off its eastern land and sea frontiers. Turkey has made good on a threat to open its borders for those seeking to cross into Europe. More
  • Elgin restaurant closes abruptly with weddings, events still booked
    Gifford's Kitchen & Social in Elgin closed abruptly this week, leaving in a lurch customers who booked parties, fundraisers and weddings. A steady stream of unhappy people stopped by the restaurant at 2300 Bushwood Drive on Tuesday afternoon after news spread on social media. More
  • Week 4 recap: High-scoring shootouts lace the Wichita area as some teams make history
    Here is a recap from Week 4 of high school football in the Wichita area complete with scores from all across town. Drew Daniels’ right palm helped send Jaguar Stadium into an era 18 years in the ...
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  • Sacramento-area high school soccer team makes history
    The Natomas boys soccer team won the Division IV Regional State Championship back on March 7. More than six months later, they returned to the site of their historic night as they won the first state ...
    09/25/2020 - 8:02 am | View Link
  • Pieces of history: Annapolis dealer makes, sells furniture made from wooden ship hatches
    Kristin Schwitzer’s Annapolis home has a seafaring feel. Framed nautical charts hang on the walls alongside photographs of sailboats and canvas prints of her children perched in rowboats and dinghies.
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  • Seeing Through the History of Ancient Roman Glass
    Emerging technologies used for chemical and isotopic analysis combined with new archaeological discoveries are uncovering the sources, craftsmanship, and long-distance trade of the delicate commodity ...
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  • Dayhoff: Westminster branch of Carroll County Public Library steeped in history
    In 1972, a new church was built on Monroe Avenue and the Main Street property remained unused until March 1980 when the current 40,000-square-foot library facility opened with a chilly parade — of ...
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  • Everything to Know About Area 51's Mysterious History | Time
    The request forced the CIA to declassify documents on the history of the U-2 and A-12 OXCART program and the military base where the planes were constructed and tested — Area 51.
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  • Area Code History
    When did area codes first come into use? The area code system was developed by AT&T and Bell Laboratories in the 1940's, and went into effect in 1947. It was called the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) and included the United States and Canada. How were the original area codes distributed?
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  • Area of a circle
    In geometry, the area enclosed by a circle of radius r is πr2. Here the Greek letter π represents the constant ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159. One method of deriving this formula, which originated with Archimedes, involves viewing the circle as the limit of a sequence of regular polygons.
    09/21/2020 - 11:32 pm | View Website
  • Myrtle Beach Area History & Local Folklore ...
    Legendary History of The Grand Strand Early History. . Kings Highway - a major thoroughfare through the Myrtle Beach area - began as an Indian trail long... Spanish Settlement. . Early attempts by European explorers to settle the Grand Strand were disastrous. Spaniard Lucas... English Settlement & ...
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  • Area
    History Circle area. In the 5th century BCE, Hippocrates of Chios was the first to show that the area of a disk (the region enclosed by a circle) is proportional to the square of its diameter, as part of his quadrature of the lune of Hippocrates, but did not identify the constant of proportionality.
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