This Week in History: Week of 5/25/14


Dave Plier

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk this week in history including the introduction of the copyright law, the first Indianapolis 500, the 1922 MLB Cubs trade mid-game, Santa’s Village in East Dundee celebrates 55 years, Evil Knievel jumps 16 cars, ‘Star Wars’ is released, the American Airlines DC-10 crash in 1979 and Oprah’s final show.


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  • Blues Brothers. Courtesy: Universal

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  • Classic Car at the Drive-In/Courtesy of David Plier/Retail First

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  • PHOTO: The Democratic National Convention. Courtesy of Chicago Tribune Archives

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  • PHOTO: Frazier Thomas and a young guest on ‘Garfield Goose & Friends’. Courtesy of WGN Television

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  • PHOTO: A Century of Progress. Eric DeLamarter and the Orchestra onstage at the Swift Bridge of Service bandshell, July 1, 1934 (Chicago Tribune archive photo). 

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  • PHOTO: Classic Swanson TV Dinner. Courtesy of Swanson/Pinnacle Foods.

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  • PHOTO: Al Capone. Chicago Tribune Archives

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  • PHOTO: Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks kisses his 500th home run ball on May 12, 1970.
Courtesy of Ray Gora/Chicago Tribune

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  • PHOTO: Tribune historical photo. Performers sing "Merry Widow" for WGN radio, circa Oct. 4, 1941

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  • PHOTO: Korean War veteran John Billingham of St. Louis pauses to read the inscription about Pearl Harbor from President Franklin D. Roosevelt: "...A date that will live in infamy..." Veterans and their guardians on an Honor Flight from St. Louis, MO were able to visit the WWII memorial today, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Veterans' memorials, despite the government shutdown. Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun /Tribune Publishing

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  • The Stanley Cup. Courtesy of WGN Radio’s Dave Plier, June 15, 2015.

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  • PHOTO: Cicero’s new ice rink will be named after Blackhawks great Bobby Hull, left, shown in the early 1970s. (Tribune file photo, Chicago Tribune / January 11, 2008)

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