100 years ago
Nov. 5, 1913: Fletcher Burres, a Towanda farmer, was seriously injured when his team of horses ran away with his farm wagon loaded with chickens on East Washington Street. Another rider was slightly hurt. Mr. Burres was taken to Brokaw Hospital and may lose a foot.
75 years ago
Nov. 5, 1938: Winds at cyclone speeds left widespread damage in several spots in DeWitt, McLean and Livingston counties. Hog houses sailed over fences; windows tinkled into bits. The only human injuries were at Chatsworth, where the wind blew their car into a ditch.
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50 years ago
Nov. 5, 1963: Gus Winker, night clerk at the YMCA, was critically beaten the other night. A 21-year-old man turned himself in to police when he found out they were looking for him. A lie detector test for the suspect has been put off because the victim, 75, remains unconscious.
25 years ago
Nov. 5, 1988: Diamond-Star Motors is offering free tours of its new Normal auto plant to the public. It didn’t take long for people to snatch up most of the tickets. The plant makes the Plymouth Laser and Mitsubishi Eclipse. During tours, however, production will shut down.