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Everything You Need to Know About Chicago

Amruta Deshpande Dec 29, 2020
Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in America. Let us check your knowledge about the city! Get Set Go!
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Officially known as the City of Chicago, it is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most-populous city in the United States.
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Chicago was incorporated as a town on 12th August 1833 with a population of 200 people. Within four years the population grew to more than 6,000 people and on 4th March 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city.
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Early French settlers referred to the area that would become Chicago by a corrupted version of shikaakwa, which stemmed from the abundance of wild onions (or leeks) that grew there.
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The Chicago metropolitan area has one of the world’s largest & most diversified economies and is home to more than 400 major corporate headquarters, including 31 in Fortune 500.
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Formerly known as Sears Tower, the Willis Tower was the tallest building in the world from 1974 until 1998 & on a clear day one can see four States from the Skydeck: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin & Michigan.
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The Great Chicago Fire happened on 8th October 1871 killed around 300 people, left 1,00,000 people homeless and burnt 1/3rd of the city.
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In 1900, an innovative engineering technique was introduced for sanitation, to divert the sewage away from Lake Michigan’s water supply making Chicago River the only river in the world to flow backwards.
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On 12th August 1990, Susan Hendrickson, an explorer and fossil collector discovered one of the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex specimens which was 90% recovered by bulk.
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After receiving support for his election from the multiracial coalition, Harold Lee Washington became the first African American to be elected as Chicago’s mayor in April 1983.
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Michael Jordan, the basketball legend was born in Brooklyn, New York but he is considered an honorary Chicagoan after leading the Chicago Bulls basketball team to six NBA Championships.
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