Chicago’s Field Museum – Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair Exhibit

1893.  There were only 44 states.  Grover Cleveland took over as President of the United States, replacing Benjamin Harrison.  The first college basketball game was in 1893.  Women won't get the vote until 1920.  One of the first talking pictures, The Jazz Singer, won't be made until 1927.  The Lincoln Park zoo was open but it had swans and a bear; the Lion House didn't open until 1912; and the Primate House in 1927.  The light bulb had … [Read more...]

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