Today is Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2019. There are 28 days left in the year. On this date 10 years ago, The Daily Advance reported:

In 2009, George BonDurant, founder of Roanoke Bible College, the forerunner of today’s Mid-Atlantic Christian University, was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state of North Carolina’s highest civilian award.

On this date:

In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state.

In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College.

In 1960, the Lerner and Loewe musical “Camelot,” starring Julie Andrews as Guenevere, Richard Burton as King Arthur and Robert Goulet as Lancelot, opened on Broadway.