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  • 1859
  • Wheaton became the county seat in 1867, succeeding the city of Naperville.
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  • Bob Woodward
  • Journalist who broke the Watergate scandal that eventually toppled the Nixon presidency. He continues to write books.
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  • Chuck Long
  • College football coach who quarterbacked the Wheaton North High School Falcons to the 1979 state title. Played for Iowa and the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams.
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  • Dave Otto
  • Former Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Oakland A's, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs between 1987 and 1994.
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  • Edwin Hubble
  • Famed astronomer who proved the universe was larger than the just the Milky Way. The Hubble Space Telescope is named after him.
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  • Jim Belushi
  • Actor, comedian and musician who found Hollywood fame after his brother's death. He starred in his own sitcom, "According to Jim," for eight seasons.
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  • Jimmy Piersall
  • Former White Sox announcer who played with the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, New York Mets and Los Angeles/California Angels until retiring in 1967.
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  • John Belushi
  • Actor and musician who was one of the original Not-Ready-For-Primetime players from "Saturday Night Live."
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  • Margaret Landon
  • Wheaton College graduate wrote "Anna and the King of Siam," which later became the musical "The King and I."
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  • Red Grange
  • "Galloping Ghost" attended Wheaton Central High School, starred at University of Illinois.
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  • Wes Craven
  • Film director who created "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and the "Scream" films, graduated from Wheaton College.
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