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Incorporated in 1837, Chicago is now the third largest city in the United States with 240 square miles of land and 2.8 million residents. The Chicagoland area is home to nearly 9.7 million people. In 1779, businessman Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, an African-American from Haiti, became Chicago's first permanent settler. Since then, Chicago has grown to include: green spaces (8200 acres), restaurants (> 5000), public art works (> 700), 580 parks (574), theaters (> 250), art galleries (> 125), museums (56), lakefront (26 miles), and beaches (26). The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition unveiling the first Ferris wheel. As of 2016, Navy Pier is home to a brand new, 26.5 million dollar, 20-story Centennial Wheel.
The Windy City (because of its politicians), City of Big Shoulders, The Second City, The City That Works, and Chi-town.
- 1885-skyscraper (the Home Insurance Building),
- 1892-elevated railway
- 1907-American Nobel Prize winner (physicist Albert Michelson)
- 1949-African-American Pulitzer Prize winner (Gwendolyn Brooks)
- 1992-female African-American U.S. Senator (Carol Moseley Braun)
- 1942-atom split (University of Chicago at 3:25 pm, December 2)
- 1931-American woman to win the Novel Peace Prize
- Roller skates (1884)
- the vacuum cleaner (1968)
- Cracker Jacks (1893)
- milkshakes (1922)
- pinball games (1930)
- Twinkies (1930 with banana filling).
Chicago Fun Facts
- The term "Jazz" was coined in Chicago in 1914.
- The "Historic Route 66" begins in Chicago at Grant Park on Adams Street in front of the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the country's oldest zoos with an estimated annual attendance of 3.6 million, and it's free!
- At 110 stories, the Willis Tower is the tallest building in the western hemisphere. Cruising along at 1,600 feet per minute, its elevators are some of the fastest in the world.
- Over 52 million people visit Chicago annually.
- Chicago's downtown area is known as The Loop because the area is encircled by its elevated train.
- Chicago has the largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris.
Walt Disney, Robin Williams, Harrison Ford, Bernie Mac, Jack Benny, R. Kelly, Pat Sajak, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ben Savage, Harvey Korman, Maria Shriver, Frances McDormand, Harold Ramis, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Robards, Lou Rawls, Benny Goodman, Paul Frees, George Gobel, Dennis Farina, and Bob Fosse.