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5 Fun Facts About July 8 In Illinois History

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1. In 1850, the first demonstration of the electric power in Illinois took place at Rock Island.
2. In 1868, the first train from Chicago to Alton on the Chicago and Alton Railroad made its run in Illinois.
3. In 1926, the first route marking of the Highway 66 was established in Springfield, Illinois.
4. In 1942, the US Navy commissioned the USS Illinois, a battleship named after the state of Illinois.
5. In 2009, over one million people gathered in Grant Park in Chicago to celebrate the victory of Barack Obama, who became the first African American President of the United States.
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