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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

While our PulseTV.com and Gophercentral.com offices are in the suburbs, we commonly refer to our location as Chicago, more for convenience than anything else.

It's too bad that Chicago is frequently ranked as the most corrupt city in the United States, because it has a long and impressive history.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here."

HINT: (1954 - ) an American media proprietor, talk show host, producer, and philanthropist whose talk show was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The name "Chicago" comes from the French interpretation of the Native American word for "striped skunk," which was also the name given to the wild onions that grew near the Chicago river.

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The world's first elevated railway was installed in Chicago in 1892. The popular transit is often known as the "L," which is short for "elevated."

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Some of the many inventions that came from the city of Chicago include roller skates, skyscrapers, Crackerjacks, zippers, pinball, spray paint, softball, and the remote control.

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The first skyscraper ever constructed was the 13-story Tacoma Building of Chicago, built in 1889. It was the first building supported by a riveted steel frame instead of by the walls of the structure.

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The first controlled nuclear chain reaction that eventually led to the atomic bomb and nuclear energy occurred under the stands of Stagg Field football stadium at the University of Chicago in 1942.

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In 1850, Chicago reversed the flow of the Chicago River to stop city wasted from flowing into Lake Michigan, which to this day is still used for city drinking water. The reversal caused the city's typhoid death rate to drop by 80 percent, but also resulted in lawsuits from surrounding states and Canada, as it was feared the reversal would cause a drop in the water levels of the Great Lakes. The project took a total of 5 years and cost over $3 million.

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The famous US highway Route 66 begins in Chicago in front of the Art Institute of Chicago.




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For it is the fate that men want.
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What is this danger we all face
For being a part of the human race?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here."

ANSWER: Oprah Winfrey

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