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Peoria, IL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.peoria.il.us/

Population:
112936 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1813

County:
Peoria County

Founded 1813 as Fort Clark, though there were minor settlements in the area as far back as 1680. Chosen as the county seat of Peoria County in 1825. Incorporated as a town in 1835 and as a city in 1845.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Peoria Journal

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
1986
Bradley University
1897
Midstate College
1888
Peoria High School, Peoria, IL
1856

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Caterpillar
1925

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bill Ballance
Radio Personality
27-Oct-1918 23-Sep-2004 Shared naked pix of Dr. Laura
Nancy Goodman Brinker
Activist
6-Dec-1946   US Ambassador to Hungary, 2001-03
Charles J. Correll
Actor
2-Feb-1890 26-Sep-1972 Andy of Amos & Andy
Mariclare Costello
Actor
3-Feb-1936   Let's Scare Jessica to Death
William L. Eagleton, Jr.
Diplomat
17-Aug-1926 27-Jan-2011 US Ambassador to Syria, 1984-88
Tom Fink
Politician
26-Aug-1928   Mayor of Anchorage, 1987-94
Dan Fogelberg
Musician
13-Aug-1951 16-Dec-2007 Leader Of The Band
Betty Friedan
Activist
4-Feb-1921 4-Feb-2006 Rights for women spokesperson
Joe Girardi
Baseball
14-Oct-1964   Manager, New York Yankees
John Grier Hibben
Educator
19-Apr-1861 16-May-1933 President, Princeton University, 1912-32
Dick Jauron
Football
7-Oct-1950   Head Coach, Buffalo Bills
Bruce Johnston
Singer/Songwriter
27-Jun-1942   Beach Boy
Jim Jordan
Actor
16-Nov-1896 1-Apr-1988 Fibber McGee
Marian Jordan
Actor
15-Apr-1898 7-Apr-1961 Molly of Fibber McGee and Molly
Ray LaHood
Politician
6-Dec-1945   US Secretary of Transportation
Robert H. Michel
Politician
2-Mar-1923   Congressman from Illinois, 1957-95
Richard Pryor
Comic
1-Dec-1940 10-Dec-2005 Stand-up comic, Stir Crazy
David Ogden Stiers
Actor
31-Oct-1942   Maj. Winchester on M*A*S*H
Jim Thome
Baseball
27-Aug-1970   Baltimore Orioles designated hitter
Marshall Thompson
Actor
27-Nov-1925 18-May-1992 To Hell and Back
Richard A. Whiting
Composer
12-Nov-1891 10-Feb-1938 Ain't We Got Fun?
Richard E. Wiley
Attorney
20-Jul-1934   FCC Chairman, 1974-77

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Philip Jose Farmer
Author
26-Jan-1918 25-Feb-2009 Riverworld saga
George A. Schaefer
Business
13-Jun-1928 9-Apr-2013 CEO of Caterpillar, 1985-90



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