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This Week in History: Week of 3.2.14

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about This Week in History including Chicago’s incorporation of a city in 1837, the day the US had no President, the University of Illinois opens it’s doors, Alexander Graham bell was granted a patent for the telephone, the launch of the Hula Hoop, the Chicago Daily News publishes it’s final issue and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon takes a Chicago Polar Plunge with Mayor Rahm Emmauel, along with ‘The Deacon’ Jimmy DeCastro.


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