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Happy 100th birthday in Chicago


Happy 100th birthday in Chicago

Linda Zabors

It is commonplace for heads of state and legislatures at all levels of government to send birthday wishes to elderly citizens who reach various age thresholds. The Chicago City is no exception.  The Chicago City Council sent congratulations to the following fourteen Chicagoans who in 2016 celebrated their 100th birthday.

Petronella Bertha Blumer

Harry Alvin Cecil

Hazel Amelia Cook

Ruth L. Lamar

Otea Esterds

Virginia Crawford White

Jim Konieczny

Rutha Lee Weir Hodo

Bill Coors

JoAnn Turner

Eleanore Wideikis

Eleanor Wayman

John W. Anderson

Elizabeth Mitchell

Source: Chicago City Council records

World Events in 1916:

  • World War I
    • England and France battle the Ottoman Empire and are defeated in the attempt to capture Istanbul
    • Paris was bombed by German Zeppelins
    • Portugal joins the allied forces in WWI, Peru declares neutrality
    • The 1916 Summer Olympics to be held in Berlin, are cancelled
  • The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weegham Park (later named Wrigley Field) and defeat the Cincinnati Reds
  • The Mexican Revolution - President Woodrow Wilson sends troops into Mexico to pursue Pancho Villa, a General in the Mexican Revolution who attacked border towns.
  • Woodrow Wilson signs legislation creating the National Parks Service; later in 1916 he narrowly wins re-election
  • Russian mystic, Rasputin is murdered in St. Petersburg
  • The toggle light switch is in vented by William J. Newton and Morris Goldberg

Source: Wikipedia

Famous people born in 1916:

Walter Cronkite - American newscaster

Jackie Gleason - American comic actor and musician

Herb Caen - American journalist

Beverly Cleary - American author

Gregory Peck - American actor

Ferruccio Lamborghini - Italian auto manufacturer

Roald Dahl - Welsh born author

Kirk Douglas - American actor

Betty Grable - American actress

Source: Wikipedia

If you have a Chicago relative who will be celebrating 100 years soon, contact the local ward office or City Hall for an official congratulations.