This Weeks Historical Events

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 2nd, 2017
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    April 2, 1917 Less than one month after beginning his second term in office, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany to keep the world “safe for democracy.” They obliged. The war didn’t immediately affect the national pastime. At first the American public rallied aroun...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 5th, 2017
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    Where Were The Cubs? March 5, 1982 On this day in 1982, famous Cubs fan John Belushi died at the way too young age of 33. His career was peppered with references to his favorite baseball team. On Saturday Night Live, he flipped “Cheesborgers” in a place eerily similar to the place that al...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 1st, 2017
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    Where were the Cubs? February 6, 1911 The most famous Cubs fan in history was born on this day. His name was Ronald Reagan. Reagan didn’t just grow up a Chicago Cubs fan. He owes much of his success to the team. Following college graduation, Reagan landed a job as a radio announcer at WOC [&hel...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jan 22nd, 2017
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    *On January 20, 2009, President Obama was inaugurated President of the United States in 2009. The Chicago Tribune was putting together the final details for their sale of the Cubs to Tom Ricketts and his family. The final price tag is $900 million. *On January 23, 1737, John Hancock was born. He late...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jan 3rd, 2017
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    ~On January 12, 1902, future Chicago entertainer Joe E. Lewis was born. He became the headliner at the famous north side of Chicago jazz club, The Green Mill. The owner of the club was Machine Gun Jack McGurn. As you might have guessed from his name, Machine Gun Jack McGurn was a Capone henchman. Whe...