Cook County, Illinois
Genealogy and History
Events in Chicago History
The First Wedding in Chicago
The Chicago Fire
includes a brief synopsis of what happened, "day after" pictures and links to other websites.
- May 4, 1886
The World's Columbian Exposition
held in May-October 1893 (Hyde Park area)
The Great Chicago Theater Disaster 1903
The Eastland Disaster
- The 3rd worst maritime disaster in the world occurred in Chicago on July 24, 1915
Gas and Guns
- Labor Strike of 1938 between Chicago Hardware Foundry Co. and C.L.O's Amalgamated Iron, Steel & Tin Workers.
Illinois Central Train Wreck
- Originating in Chicago, the wreck took place in Douglas County, IL - c. 1941. This article lists the names of the dead and injured.
1890 Train Collision in Peotone