In July of 1919, the Wingfoot Air Express, a blimp owned by Goodyear, caught on fire and crashed into the Illinois Trust & Savings Bank in the loop.
March 25 at 8:46 PM
In 1979, thousands of people stormed the field at Comiskey during what became an anti-disco demonstration.
December 27 at 1:42 PM
Righting the capsized Eastland in the summer of 1915 took a crew of 32 men 16 days, costing the steamship company $34,500.
December 23 at 4:39 PM
Moored on the river between LaSalle and Clark, overloading of the ship Eastland caused it to capsize, killing 844 people, making it the second most fatal maritime disaster in US history.
December 21 at 3:39 PM
A far more fatal fire than the Chicago Fire burned on the same day in Peshtigo, WI, killing over 1,500 people.
December 1 at 2:01 PM
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