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5 Fun Facts About June 14 In Illinois History

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1. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was nominated as the Republican candidate for President of the United States at the Illinois Republican Convention held in Decatur.

2. In 1961, the Illinois Central Railroad's last passenger train, The City of New Orleans, departed from Chicago's Central Station for its final journey to New Orleans, Louisiana.

3. In 1974, the Chicago Bulls drafted Terry Furlow and Maurice Lucas in the NBA draft.

4. In 2002, Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball for the third and final time as a member of the Chicago Bulls.

5. In 2018, J.B. Pritzker won the Democratic nomination for Governor of Illinois in the primary election, paving the way for his eventual victory in the general election later that year.
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