Tribune Trivia for Happy Birthday Chicago

Windy City Chicago turns 175 years old

English: Lincoln Park South Pond and Lincoln P...

English: Lincoln Park South Pond and Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Boardwalk in Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, USA entrance.

English: Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, USA entrance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
























March 4th was Chicago’s 178th birthday. Happy Birthday Chicago!!

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Here’s some interesting Chicago Trivia published in the Tribune

“The Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed a pair of swans as its first animals in 1868 The Chicago Water Tower was erected in 1869 The team that would eventually become the Cubs won the National Leaugue’s first title in 1876 University of Chicago opened for classes in 1892 World’s Columbian Expostion was held in Chicago in 1893.


English: "Portrait of L. Frank Baum by th...

L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” at his Humbolt Park Home in 1899

Title plate of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (not...

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English: Portrait of Walt Disney, 1 January 19...

Walt Disney was born in Chicago in 1901.

White Sox beat Cubs in World Series in 1906. Cubs win the first World Series Title in 1907. The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre was in 1929.


Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science an...

Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion in 1931.

John Dillinger was shot and killed outside the Biograph Theater in 1934.

Pizzeria Uno opens and serves deep-dish pizza in 1943. Hugh Heffner launches the first issue of Playboy magazine from his Hyde Park apartment in 1953.English: Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley at the...


Mayor Richard J. Daley was elected mayor in 1955.

Second City opens on Wells Street in 1959.

Picasso Sculpture was installed in the Daley Plaza in 1967.

Sears Tower, was finished in 1973 and was the world’s tallest building until 1997.Photo of Oprah Winfrey at her 50th birthday pa...

Oprah Winfrey hosts A.M. Chicago in 1984.

Bears win the Super Bowl in 1986.

Richard M. Daley was elected Mayor in 1989.


Bulls won the first of 6 championships in 1991.English: Chicago White Sox Insignia

White Sox win the first World Series in 88 years in 2005.

Blackhawks repeatedly win the Stanley Cup.

English: Biograph theatre

English: Biograph theatre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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