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Some Chicago Fun Facts

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some chicago fun facts

 

 

Chicago produced the first Roller skates in 1884

Chicago produced the first Elevated railway in 1892

Chicago produced the first Cracker Jacks in 1893

Chicago produced the first Zipper in 1896

Chicago produced the first Steel-framed skyscraper in 1885

Chicago produced the first Window envelope in 1902


Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837.

 

The first steel rail road in the United States was produced in Chicago in 1865.

 

The first mail-order business, Montgomery Ward & Co., was established in 1872.

 

The world’s first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Company, was built in 1885.

The first televised U.S. presidential candidates’ debate was broadcast from Chicago’s CBS Studios on September 26, 1960, between John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Richard Milhous Nixon.