Perhaps if former small forward Bill Bradley had been able to lace up his old sneakers last week, his beloved New York Knicks might have been able to withstand the Heat in the first round of NBA playoffs.
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Today is the birthday of William E. Dever, Chicago's mayor from 1923 through 1927. It's not only his birthday, it's his Sesquicentennial. He was born 150 years ago today--March 13, 1862.I wrote my doctoral dissertation on Mayor Dever.
In 1911 women voted in some states--but not in Illinois. On this date 101 years ago, a group of female activists from Chicago chartered a train and traveled to Springfield to lobby for voting rights.At 9 a.m. the special "Suffrage Train" pulled out of the Illinois Central 12th Street Station.