World History Minute: Passenger Pigeon goes extinct

World History Minute: Passenger Pigeon goes extinct
World History Minute: Passenger Pigeon goes extinct

World History Minute: Passenger Pigeon goes extinct

In the U.S., the passenger pigeon was plenteous in number, but on September 1st, 1914, the last passenger pigeon died. We’ll talk about why the bird vanished with historian John Schmidt, author of the book “On This Day in Chicago History.” (Photos: Flickr/Cotinis)