How Time Flies for Jan. 18, 2009:
100 years ago
Jan. 18, 1909: Miller Park Lake was thronged with ice skaters yesterday. The ice was in good shape, despite the large number of skaters who have used it lately. The view of the lake from the hill to the north was especially spectacular.
75 years ago
Jan. 18, 1934: From Washington, D.C. comes word that police evicted a peanut vendor from the corner of the White House grounds, where he had a stand for 25 years. The story got into the papers there. President Roosevelt read all about it and reinstated him to his old spot.
50 years ago
Jan. 18, 1959: The March of Dimes auction is returning to WJBC after a year off. With polio almost beaten, the March of Dimes lowered its goal to $7000 and went off the air. But it will return this year to raise money to fight other child health issues.
25 years ago
Jan. 18, 1984: A federal judge overturned Town of Normal's sign ordinance, which restricted the display of political campaign signs on residential property. Word from Normal is that there will probably not be an appeal by the town.
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