11 Unforgettable April Moments in IL History

This month in Illinois History, Kaskaskia is founded, Ninian Edwards is appointed, permanent school fund is created, Illinois & Michigan canal is put to use, Civil War begins, President Lincoln is assassinated, William Holden is born, Daylight savings time is made uniform, Jane Byne & Harold Washington are elected Chicago mayors and tornadoes cause death and damage in Utica and LaSalle counties.