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12/12/1922

Illinois voters reject a proposal submitted by the Constitutional Convention. It would be almost 50 years before the state would adopt a new Constitution.

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Illinois History Symposium

Co-sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society and the UIS Alumni SAGE Society

Illinois History Symposium

On Tuesday, December 3, the Illinois State Historical Society hosts its annual Illinois History Symposium, in conjunction with a UIS "Lunch and Learn" program.

The Life and Times of Abram Hunsaker: First Settler of Union County

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

  • 2/8/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Category: Events

Abram Hunsaker is the first documented settler in what is now Union County, Illinois. His arrival in 1803 along with his nephew George Woolf, helped pave the way for settlement in western Southern Illinois. 

Iwo Jima & Okinawa: Brutal Combat on the Doorstep of Japan

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

  • 4/2/2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Category: Events

There was only one thing luring American war planners to invade the tiny island of Iwo Jima in February 1945. The island of black volcanic sand was little more than a dot in the midst of the vast Pacific Ocean, but it was only 763 miles from Tokyo, and thus was an ideal spot to land crippled B-29s returning from the Japanese mainland on their way to Tinian Island. 

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