The first edition of the Chicago Tribune was published on June 10, 1847. All 400 copies were pressed by hand.

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Nearly 25 years later, after the Great Chicago Fire, the Tribune famously printed an editorial declaring "Chicago Shall Rise Again." Joseph Medill, the paper's editor and part owner, was "elected mayor and led the city's reconstruction."

(This image shows the Tribune building, which was built in 1852.)