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  • The Spanish-American War

    The Spanish-American War
    The Spanish-American War, which officially began on this date, was a short and thoroughly lopsided affair, but it was long on enthusiasm and colorful characters. Future president Teddy Roosevelt led a charge of cowboys and college students up a hill in...
  • Sister Carrie

    Sister Carrie
    Frank Doubleday publishes Theodore Dreiser's novel that helps establish an enduring Chicago tradition: fiction in the raw, tawdry but compassionate. Published on this date, Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie" was among the most auspicious debuts in...
  • City of broad strictures

    Chicago's grit is the stuff of legend. The city's hardscrabble history conjures images of wind-beaten dock hands; rugged immigrants working punishing factory jobs; and 500 acres of slaughterhouses and their hard-time killing floors. At the same time,...
  • Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86

    Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86
    Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86. Foss died...
  • Paul M. Zall dies at 87; Huntington Library scholar examined lives of early American leaders

    Paul M. Zall dies at 87; Huntington Library scholar examined lives of early American leaders
    Paul M. Zall, a research scholar at the Huntington Library in San Marino and a professor at Cal State L.A. who examined the lives and humor of early American presidents and leaders, often using their own words, has died. He was 87. Zall died Dec. 16 of...
  • 'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others

    'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others
    It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
  • Sidewalks: Liberation at last

    Sidewalks: Liberation at last
    At a time when so much of our entertainment is recycled, reheated and "revived," we were more than interested in the Chicago Opera Theater's "Moses in Egypt." It sounded like a terrifically lively show — parting of the Red Sea and all that —...
  • Oak Forest: Where town meets country

    Oak Forest: Where town meets country
    Long walks through the winding forest preserve or the tree-lined streets near her Oak Forest home are a favorite pastime for resident Donna Bos, who also enjoys the city's easy access to transportation, nearby grocery and drug stores and "hard-working,...
  • Chicago, city of broad strictures

    Chicago, city of broad strictures
    Chicago's grit is the stuff of legend. The city's hard-scrabble history conjures images of wind-beaten dock hands; rugged immigrants working punishing factory jobs; and 500 acres of slaughterhouses and their hard-time killing floors. At the same time,...
  • Lincoln, a man of his time for all time

     
    by Frank James The Chicago Tribune, which endorsed Abraham Lincoln twice for the presidency, has a worthy appreciation today of the 16th president of the U.S. on its editorial page. It notes that Lincoln, like a lot of people, was......
  • Celebrating a 50th anniversary with Watts Towers

     
    If Simon Rodia constructed his Watts Towers from 1921 to 1954, what is this weekend's 50th anniversary about, exactly? It's celebrating the rescue of the towers, when a young aeronautical engineer designed a powerful, complicated stress test for the...