Sunday, November 25, 2007
1) Chicago got its nickname “The Wind City” from a New York City paper editor who thought Chicagoans were a bunch of windbags with all their boasting about the fair. The rugged winds off Lake Michigan served to cement the appellation.
2) Chicago mayor Carter Harrison was assassinated by a disgruntled job seeker at the fair two days before it closed.
3) One exhibit at the fair was a map of the United States made entirely of pickles.