On This Day in Chicago History by John R. SchmidtOn This Day in Chicago History by John R. Schmidt

On This Day in Chicago History

byJohn R. Schmidt

Paperback | January 28, 2014

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Think you know Chicago? If you are thinking of Al Capone, the L, the Cubs, Barack Obama or the Great Fire of 1871, then you are remembering the highlights from the tour bus. Here's the rest of the story, day by day. Chicago opened the first blood bank, invented the vacuum cleaner and sent a bowling ball around the world. One high school football game drew 120,000 people. Chicagoans fought nineteen years over the name of a street. For fifty years, they saved a gallows for an escaped killer. And those are just some of the stories.
Title:On This Day in Chicago HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.31 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626192537

ISBN - 13:9781626192539


Editorial Reviews

"...the book's real joy comes from Schmidt's ability to find interesting items in history's dust, dating back to 1779." --Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune