175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
Chicago (Zbigniew Bzdak / July 1, 2011)
1980: City firefighters strike for first and only time.
1980: City allows women to serve as rank-and-file firefighters.
1981: Mayor Jane Byrne moves into Cabrini-Green public housing, temporarily.
1982: Chicago bans handguns (law overturned in 2010).
1983: Harold Washington elected city's first black mayor.
1984: Oprah Winfrey hosts "A.M. Chicago."
1984: CTA trains extended to O'Hare.
1985: Studs Terkel's "The Good War" wins Pulitzer Prize.
1985: Barack Obama moves to Chicago to become community organizer.
1986: Bears win Super Bowl.
1987: Harold Washington dies.
1987: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum opens its doors (renamed National Museum of Mexican Art in 2006).
1988: Lights installed in Wrigley Field.
1989: Richard M. Daley elected mayor.
1990: Sox play last game at old Comiskey Park.
1991: Bulls win first of six championships.
1991: New Comiskey Park (now U.S. Cellular One Field) opens.
1992: Old freight tunnel punctured, causing river water to flood downtown.
1993: Paxton Hotel fire kills 20.