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Barbara D. Ferris

Died: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Age: 91
Barbara D. Ferris, 91, Lake Barrington, Ill., formerly of Lake Geneva, died June 23, 2009. She was

Neal W. Bantens

Died: Monday, June 22, 2009
Age: 68
Neal W. Bantens, 68, La Salle Ill., died at 10:45 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2009, at his residence, following

Robert Evans Burnette

Died: Friday, June 19, 2009
Age: 75
Robert Evans Burnette, 75, Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Lake Geneva, died Friday morning, June 19,

Reuben W. Hartje

Died: Friday, June 19, 2009
Age: 85
On June 19, 2009, at the age of 85, a humble hero completed his earthly mission. Reuben W. Hartje was

Nancy J. Olsen

Died: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Age: 81
Nancy J. Olsen, 81, 301 N. Washington St., Elkhorn, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Aurora

Charlene R. Abrahamsen

Died: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Age: 67
Charlene R. Abrahamsen, 67, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Williams Bay, died Saturday, June 20, 2009,

Wendolyn H. Volbrecht

Died: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Age: 83
Wendolyn H. Volbrecht, 83, Burlington, died Saturday morning, June 20, 2009, at Mt. Carmel Medical and

Cynthia Rauland

Died: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Cynthia Rauland, Walworth, passed away at home on June 17, 2009, after a two-year struggle with pancreatic

Marie R. Caruso

Died: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Age: 96
Marie R. Caruso, 96, Powers Lake, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas,

Raymond B. Kolnik

Died: Saturday, June 13, 2009
Age: 81
Raymond B. Kolnik, 81, Delavan, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at his home in Westshire Farms. He was
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
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in history
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.
1908: The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.