Archive for December 2014

Anniversary of the Chicago Iroquois Theater Fire and the Unknown Victim

Anniversary of the Chicago Iroquois Theater Fire and the Unknown Victim
UPDATE: DECEMBER 30, 2016: I published this original article two years ago today and wrote about an unknown victim of the Iroquois Theater Fire named Emma Bartlett.  Thanks to a great lover of history who started a web page memorializing the fire and its victims, that is no longer the case!  The website is  http://www.iroquoistheater.com ... Read more »

Remembering the Chicago that Escaped Pearl Harbor

Remembering the Chicago that Escaped Pearl Harbor
As many Americans know, December 7, 1941 is the day that submarines and airplanes of the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In 1994 Congress declared this day as a National Day of Remembrance of the 2,403 military and civilian lives that were lost. Since I have lived in... Read more »