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5 Fun Facts About April 26 In Illinois History

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1. In 1915, the deadliest tornado in Illinois history struck the city of Murphysboro. This devastating tornado took the lives of 234 people and injured over 1,000 others.

2. On April 26, 1924, a group of African American students and faculty members at the University of Illinois protested against the school's discriminatory policies. This protest, known as "the Silent Protest," was a significant moment in the history of the civil rights movement.

3. In 1973, the Illinois State Legislature passed a bill allowing for the creation of the state lottery. The first lottery tickets went on sale on July 30 of that year.

4. On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine suffered a catastrophic nuclear accident. The fallout from this disaster was detected in Illinois and other parts of the United States.

5. In 2012, the Chicago Cubs played their first game at Wrigley Field after a major renovation of the historic ballpark. The 106-year-old stadium received extensive upgrades to its seating, amenities, and player facilities.
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