TOPIC 6 TRAGEDIES AND CRIMES 1812Fort Dearborn Massacre

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TOPIC 6: TRAGEDIES AND CRIMES § 1812—Fort Dearborn Massacre of settlers by natives

TOPIC 6: TRAGEDIES AND CRIMES § 1812—Fort Dearborn Massacre of settlers by natives

Early Chicago was pretty wild…. § 1840—first murderer hanged § 1852—Lager Beer Riots

Early Chicago was pretty wild…. § 1840—first murderer hanged § 1852—Lager Beer Riots

1860 § Lady Elgin sinks, and Milwaukee loses important people who would have helped

1860 § Lady Elgin sinks, and Milwaukee loses important people who would have helped that city compete against us

1871: Great Chicago Fire 1874: 2 nd fire south of Loop

1871: Great Chicago Fire 1874: 2 nd fire south of Loop

1886: Haymarket Riot 1887: Hanging of “martyrs”

1886: Haymarket Riot 1887: Hanging of “martyrs”

1890 s at the fair… § Holmes murders— lime pits, acid vats, etc

1890 s at the fair… § Holmes murders— lime pits, acid vats, etc

1894: Pullman Strike

1894: Pullman Strike

1897: Leutgert, the sausage man

1897: Leutgert, the sausage man

1903: Iroquois Theater Fire kills 603

1903: Iroquois Theater Fire kills 603

1915: Eastland disaster

1915: Eastland disaster

1919: Race Riot

1919: Race Riot

ALSO 1919: “Black Sox” scandal, flu epidemic

ALSO 1919: “Black Sox” scandal, flu epidemic

1920: tornado, 28 dead

1920: tornado, 28 dead

1924: Leopold and Loeb kill 14 year old Bobby Franks

1924: Leopold and Loeb kill 14 year old Bobby Franks

1929: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Stock Market Crash

1929: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Stock Market Crash

Lots of shootings… § 1930: Lingle shot in subway § 1933: Mayor Cermak shot

Lots of shootings… § 1930: Lingle shot in subway § 1933: Mayor Cermak shot in Miami—bullet had been meant for President FDR § 1934: Dillinger shot by Biograph Theater

1937: Republic Steel Strike

1937: Republic Steel Strike

1953: polio epidemic

1953: polio epidemic

1958: Our Lady of the Angels School fire

1958: Our Lady of the Angels School fire

1966 § § § Puerto Rican riots Race issues Richard Speck kills nurses

1966 § § § Puerto Rican riots Race issues Richard Speck kills nurses

1968 § anti-Vietnam protests/riots § race riots following King assassination

1968 § anti-Vietnam protests/riots § race riots following King assassination

1969 § Black Panther raid

1969 § Black Panther raid

1977 § L train falls off the track— 11 people dead

1977 § L train falls off the track— 11 people dead

1979 § Flight 191 crash § Blizzard

1979 § Flight 191 crash § Blizzard

1980: John Wayne Gacy found guilty of 33 murders

1980: John Wayne Gacy found guilty of 33 murders

1982: Tylenol deaths

1982: Tylenol deaths

Almost done…. § 1983: Operation Greylord uncovers bribery scandals § 1988: Laurie Dann opens

Almost done…. § 1983: Operation Greylord uncovers bribery scandals § 1988: Laurie Dann opens fire in a school in Winnetka § 1990: Plainfield tornado

And finally… § 1992: Chicago flood, killing of Dantrell Davis § 1995—death row probe

And finally… § 1992: Chicago flood, killing of Dantrell Davis § 1995—death row probe