Links for Historical Events


1833—Treaty of Chicago

1855—Lager Beer Riots

1861-5—Civil War in Chicago

1871—Chicago Fire

1877—Great Railroad Strike

1886—Haymarket Massacre

1893—World’s Columbian Exposition

1894—Pullman Strike

1903—Iroquois Theater Fire

1909—The Plan of Chicago

1910—Union Stock Yards Fire

1915—The Eastland Disaster

1919—Race Riot

1919—”Black Sox” World Series

1924—The Leopold and Loeb Case

1933-34—Century of Progress World’s Fair

1930s—Great Depression

1937—Memorial Day Massacre

1942—Manhattan Project

1958—Our Lady of the Angels School Fire

1968—Democratic National Convention