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5 Fun Facts About November 15 In Illinois History

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1. In 1866, the first official record of a baseball game played in the state of Illinois was played on November 15th in Rockford.
2. On November 15th, 1917, the cornerstone for the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield was laid by Governor Frank Lowden.
3. In 1926, the first radio broadcast of the Illinois-Michigan football game took place on November 15th. Illinois won 14-0.
4. On November 15th, 1950, East St. Louis experienced one of the worst fires in its history with a blaze that destroyed two city blocks.
5. In 1960, the first McDonald's restaurant in Illinois was opened in Des Plaines on November 15th.
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