100 years ago

Oct. 9, 1919: The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series today, defeating the White Sox in game eight by a 10-5 score. (The series was structured differently then. The notorious Black Sox gambling scandal soon followed, which was detailed in the movie “Eight Men Out.”)

75 years ago

Oct. 9, 1944: Technical Sgt. James Brady was seriously wounded in Germany on Sept. 17. Brady is from Normal and has been serving in the infantry for five years. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brady, live outside Normal.

50 years ago

Oct. 9, 1969: A 53-year-old man was killed when his car collided with a truck and then plunged off an I-55/74 bridge onto a railroad right-of-way. 

25 years ago

Oct. 9, 1994: The former Ewing Arts Festival has been reincarnated as ArtsFest 94. And it has been moved from the Ewing Manor to the ISU quad. The Ewing Fest was always plagued by rain. Apparently ArtsFest 94 couldn’t fool Mother Nature either: it opened in the rain.

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Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.