Feminism was in the news on November 30, 1923. Five hundred women came to Chicago for a conference of the National Women's Rights Party. They met at 675 N. Rush Street, the mansion home of Ganna Walska.Walska was one of those people who were famous for being famous.
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.
Chicago may not have an ocean, but we do have Lake Michigan. We are a maritime city. This is one day to remember that tradition, with the story of the Christmas Tree ships.Around the turn of the 20th Century, the German custom of decorating Christmas trees was taking hold in Chicago.
"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.