March 4th was Chicago’s 178th birthday. Happy Birthday Chicago!!
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.
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 was convicted of income tax evasion in 1931.
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.
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.
Oprah Winfrey hosts A.M. Chicago in 1984.
Bears win the Super Bowl in 1986.
Richard M. Daley was elected Mayor in 1989.
White Sox win the first World Series in 88 years in 2005.
Blackhawks repeatedly win the Stanley Cup.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com