HISTORICAL EVENTS

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Historical summaries of notable events in Chicago and Chicago Police Department history.

CAR BARN MURDER SAGA

A historical summary of the notorious Car Barn Murder Saga which came to a murderous end in August 1903.

EASTLAND DISASTER

A historical summary of the S.S. Eastland and the Eastland Disaster which occurred on July 24, 1915.

HAYMARKET SQUARE RIOT

A historical summary of the Haymarket Square Riot which occurred on May 4, 1886.

LAGER BEER RIOTS

A historical summary of the Lager Beer Riots which occurred on April 21, 1855.

THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE

A historical summary of the Great Chicago Fire which began on Sunday, October 8, and burned until Tuesday, October 10, 1871.

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