National Illinois Day:
Celebrated on December 7th every year. The day is to commemorate one of the nation’s magnificent state, Illinois.
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Why Illinois Day?
The day is to commemorate one of the nation’s magnificent states, Illinois. Being nicknamed as land of Lincoln” and “Prairie state “, the main motto is “State Sovereignty, National Union”. Illinois is famous for Agricultural productivity and the Major agricultural occupations are corn production, dairy products Manufacturing and Soybeans production. Not only that, it is the pioneer of food and Meat processing.
In addition, Illinois is notable for cattle production. It is a well-established state in social, cultural and political views. Moreover, Illinois is the sixth populous state of the United States and 25th largest state in terms of land area.
The Natural resources that includes coal, timber, and petroleum are abundant in Illinois. A geological report has estimated that roughly about 211 billion tons of coal is available under the surface despite high with sulphur content. This is almost greater when compared with Arabian Peninsula. However, the high proportion of sulphur if not treated with demission process, leads to acid rain. Unfortunately, Illinois does not have any equipment to handle the situation.
Not only in Agriculture and in natural resources, it also acts as a transportation hub since the boundary of Illinois is formed by Mississippi river, Ohio River, Wabash River and the presence of Erie Canal, Illinois canal, Michigan canal made the trade easy, cheaper and faster.
How we can Celebrate National Illinois Day:
Explore more about Illinois and post it using this hashtag #IllinoisDay on the social media.
Interesting Facts About Illinois Day:
- Initially Illinois was a part of New France, and then was under La Louisiane until 1763.France surrendered Illinois to British as an outcome of seven years’ war since then it became a part of province of Quebec. In 1783, it came under the control of United States and federal government led administration until 1818. Later, it become the 25th U.S State.
- French settlers founded Illinois country. Illinois consist of a considerable amount of Spanish settlers. They constitute 14.9 percent of the state’s total population.
- The Capital of Illinois is Springfield and the largest city is Chicago founded in the year 1830. Illinois is also famous for “O’Hare International Airport” which is termed as one of the busiest airports.
- John Deere has invented Steel plow and usage of it led to rich Praire.
- Farmlands were flourished due to this magnificent invention.
- Illinois attained its statehood by 1818, the Seal is adopted during the year 1819, perhaps, the first seal was actually a duplicate of U.S seal itself. However, it remained the Illinois seal only up to 1839.In 1839,a new seal was designed and formally adopted. It is depicted with a bald eagle and the motto “State Sovereignty, National Union” in it. The flag was officially adopted during the year 1969 and it is depicted with seal and beneath that the name of the state “Illinois” is written.
- In the early days of 20th century, Coal mining became very popular in Illinois eventually resulting in enormous industrial jobs.
- Famous people living in Illinois includes Barack Obama and it was the living place of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant. Illinois commemorates Lincoln by the state slogan “land of Lincoln”. Ex-president Ronald Reagan was born and brought up in Illinois.
- Illinois is the Leader of several manufacturing industries that includes Chemical, Machinery, transportation equipment, plastics, rubber, computer, fabricated metal, food, and electronics.
- Illinois is Famous for many historical museums like The Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry Field Museum of Natural History, Art John G.Shedd Aquarium, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Easley Pioneer Museum, etc.
History of Illinois Day:
The origin of National Illinois Day is obscure.