Saturday, October 13, 2012

Chicago history

  • Hundreds Witness History as Space Shuttle Endeavour Rolls Through Streets

    Hundreds of onlookers witnessed history in the making on Saturday as the Space shuttle Endeavor continued its 2 mph journey through the streets of Los Angeles to its retirement home at the California Science Center.

  • Black Watch (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): A History of War and Its Ravages

    The Black Watch has a storied history in Scotland, evoking a national pride that led generation after generation of men to enlist as a tribute to their forefathers and countrymen.

  • Chicago premiere of 'The Great Flood' overwhelmed by its subject

    Hundreds of people died, almost a million were uprooted and the course of American social history changed, with black sharecroppers pouring into cities in the north, particularly Chicago. The Great Migration, already well underway, gathered additional ...

  • Charity more about what Cubs can get

    Kind of like describing the Great Chicago Fire as ''warm.'' One hundred one losses. One for every week of the year, plus 49.

  • Sad Day In Blackhawks History

    April 21, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) in game five of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Jobing.

  • Despite bad reviews, shaky mental health, judge likely to be retained

    storyidforme: 38339251 tmspicid: 9802763 fileheaderid: 4505069. Updated: October 13, 2012 1:34PM. If history is any indication, a Cook County judge on indefinite suspension and deemed "legally insane" earlier this year will likely be re-elected next month.

  • Legacy Project brings history to Halsted

    State Rep. Greg Harris (D-13) remembered how former Mayor Richard M. Daley would frequently comment on how Chicago's neighborhoods often came to be defined by the cultures of their residents.

  • Chicago gets lesson in LGBT history with new open-air museum

    When computer engineer Robin Bruner heard Alan Turing would be commemorated in an outdoor museum spanning North Halsted Avenue, she knew she had to volunteer.

  • Live from Chicago: Defining moments in TV history

    To understand this year's presidential debates and why they matter so much, you have to go back to an autumn night 52 years ago in Chicago when John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon met at the old McClurg Court studios of WBBM-TV. Television, politics ...

  • 'Haunted' Restaurants In Chicago: 10 Spots With Possibly Paranormal Activity ...

    That's the most haunted restaurant in Chicago. PSTEN: What?! Excalibur did not make the list. That's the most. http://www.

  • Chicago Bears: It's all about the defense

    A team with a rich history of stout defense is becoming more difficult to handle every week. The Chicago Bears are in the midst of one of the best defensive streaks of all time and they are just getting started.

  • 10 Things to do this weekend

    Explore the eerier parts of the Chicago History Museum on a curator-led flashlight tour of the MYSTERIOUS MUSEUM AND GARDEN OF THE DEAD.

  • Wisch: Behold, The History Of Chicago Baseball Attendance

    ... least shed some light on when - if not exactly how - the Cubs became baseball's Big Dog in Chicago and relegated the Sox to Second Fiddle, I conducted research for my Wisch List newspaper column by crunching decades of historical attendance figures.

  • 5 Most Athletic Freaks in Bulls History

    From the '90s championship Bulls to today, Chicago has been an NBA hotspot for dazzling dunks and more. However Chicago is even more interesting because not every single player proved their athleticism through just dunking. Some players, who you will ...

  • Fire Anniversary a night to remember

    Walking through the doors at the Chicago History Museum last night for the Fire's fifteenth anniversary celebration you immediately got a sense of what those words mean to Fire supporters.

  • Natural history of chocolate

    Tomorrow, October 12th is the opening of the San Diego Natural History Museum's new visiting exhibit, Chocolate, which will be on display until March 10, 2013.

  • Re-launch of local craft beer brews up history

    Fans of the beer flocked downtown this past May to the Chicago Craft Beer Festival, when Baderbräu poured out the taps for the first time in more than decade.

  • 15-year-old Fire here to stay

    Now a strapping adolescent, the city's Major League Soccer franchise marked a milestone 15th birthday Monday as past and present players joined executives, coaches and friends at a gala sponsored by fan groups at the Chicago History Museum. On Oct. 8 ...

  • 'Chicago Fire' cast on hand for show's premiere at Chicago History Museum

    The cast and crew of NBC's "Chicago Fire" have learned that there are added bonuses to filming a firefighter drama in the Chicago area. Taylor Kinney - who co-stars with Jesse Spencer and Eamonn Walker on the show - said the staff at a Harley Davidson ...

  • Telling the opulent story of India's maharajas

    A seldom-explored aspect of Indian culture and history is getting some much-deserved exposure at Chicago's Field Museum.

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