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5 Fun Facts About October 10 In Illinois History

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1. In 1865, the Cattle on Trail Law was passed in Illinois. This law regulated the movement of cattle in the state to prevent the spread of diseases such as Texas fever.

2. In 1870, the Illinois State University was founded in Normal, Illinois, as a normal school to train teachers. Today, it is a top-ranked public university with over 20,000 students.

3. In 1933, the World’s Fair in Chicago ended its six-month run with over 22 million visitors. The fair showcased major technological and cultural advancements and inspired the iconic Skyline of Chicago.

4. In 1967, the Chicago Cubs played their final game at Wrigley Field before installing lights for night games. The Cubs lost to the New York Mets 1-0 in front of a crowd of over 37,000 fans.

5. In 2014, the Illinois National Guard deployed over 500 troops to West Africa to assist in the Ebola relief efforts. The troops provided engineering and logistical support to aid in the construction of field hospitals and treatment centers.
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