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Springfield, IL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.springfield.il.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.gscc.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.com/

Population:
111454 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1819

County:
Sangamon County

Capital of Illinois.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Illinois at Springfield
1969
Lincoln Land Community College
1967
St. John's College Springfield
1886

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
2005

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ed Barrow
Baseball
10-May-1868 15-Dec-1953 Yankees General Manager, 1920-45
June Christy
Singer
20-Nov-1925 21-Jun-1990 Something Cool
John P. East
Politician
5-May-1931 29-Jun-1986 US Senator, committed suicide
Marsha Johnson Evans
Military
c. 1947   CEO of American Red Cross, 2002-05
Bonnie G. Hill
Business
30-Oct-1941   VP of Times Mirror Co., 1997-2001
Robert Todd Lincoln
Politician
1-Aug-1843 26-Jul-1926 US Secretary of War, 1881-85
Vachel Lindsay
Poet
10-Nov-1879 5-Dec-1931 The Congo and Other Poems
William H. Luers
Diplomat
15-May-1929   US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1983-86
Seth Barnes Nicholson
Astronomer
12-Nov-1891 2-Jul-1963 Four satellites of Jupiter
C. W. Post
Business
26-Oct-1854 9-May-1914 Invented Postum and Grape-Nuts
Robin Roberts
Baseball
30-Sep-1926 6-May-2010 Phillies pitcher, Hall of Famer
Julius Rosenwald
Business
12-Aug-1862 6-Jan-1932 Sears executive and Good Samaritan
Brendon Small
Comic
15-Feb-1975   Home Movies, Metalocalypse

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady
13-Dec-1818 16-Jul-1882 Wife of US President Abraham Lincoln
Vachel Lindsay
Poet
10-Nov-1879 5-Dec-1931 The Congo and Other Poems
Edward R. Madigan
Politician
13-Jan-1936 7-Dec-1994 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1991-93
John Alexander McClernand
Military
30-May-1812 20-Sep-1900 Union General and Congressman
Paul Simon
Politician
29-Nov-1928 9-Dec-2003 US Senator, one-time Presidential candidate



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