My to-do list for 2012: Create invention. Change the world. Get rich.The invention: A robot that goes to meetings for you. Changing the world: In addition to freeing up a load of time, this invention will prevent a ginormous number of needless conflicts.
America's first auto race was run on this date in 1895--right through the streets of Chicago.In 1895 automobiles were a new invention. They were small, open, and delicate. The year before there'd been an open-road race in France.
"The new, gleaming jewel of the lakefront" was dedicated on this November 18th in 1960. That would be the first version of McCormick Place.The mammoth exhibition hall was the pet project of the Tribune's longtime publisher, Col. Robert R. McCormick.
Niagara Falls, like most Rust Belt cities, has fallen on hard times. Even its tourist attraction, which once made it America’s honeymoon capital, has not saved it from economic woes. But there seems to be hope in Niagara Falls, thanks to a rising current of East Indian tourists.
We've been hearing much lately about greedy capitalists. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, one Chicago tycoon became a national symbol of greedy capitalists. His name was Samuel Insull.Insull was born poor in London in 1859.