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Videos tagged 'did u know'

Did U Know? The Alma Mater

Posted on June 10, 2014

Recently restored and returned to campus, the Alma Mater statue at University of Illinois has been welcoming students for generations.

Did U Know? The Aluminum Overcast

Posted on June 5, 2014

A restored WWII-era B-17 bomber, the Aluminum Overcast is a piece of living history. Chris DeRose goes on a mission aboard the gigantic flying fortress.

Did U Know? Wrigley Field’s Lights

Posted on May 20, 2014

While America’s ballparks have used electric lighting for night games since 1935, Wrigley Field was the last holdout—not illuminating the field until 1988!

Did U Know? Babe Ruth’s Called Shot

Posted on May 13, 2014

A legendary moment in baseball history, Chris DeRose speaks about Babe Ruth’s alleged “called shot” during the 1932 World Series.

Did U Know? Neighborhood Names

Posted on April 29, 2014

What does the “buck” in Buck Town refer to? From the obvious to the bizarre, Chis DeRose digs up how a variety of Chicago neighborhoods got their names.

Did U Know? Silver Streak Zephyr

Posted on April 8, 2014

Luxurious, sleek and fast—The Silver Streak Pioneer Zephyr connected Chicago with other major cities from 1934 to 1960. See it at The Museum of Science and Industry.

Did U Know? Engine 999

Posted on March 25, 2014

Built for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, Engine 999 was in service until 1952. Today she spends her retirement in The Museum of Science and Industry.

Did U Know? Vivian Maier

Posted on March 18, 2014

A mysterious figure in the world of photography, Vivian Maier captured a city in transition during the ‘60s and ‘70s. See her work at the Chicago History Museum.

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