Al Capone dies in Florida. Born in New York in 1899 to immigrant parents, Alphonse "Scarface" Capone's 7-year reign as crime boss of the Chicago Outfit ended when he was 33, with a prison sentence for tax evasion. His role in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929 of 7 rival gang members led to the federal government's determination to end his reign in Chicago.
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Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.
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Event date: 3/7/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event
Manteno is the subject of one of the newest Images of America books being released by Arcadia Publishing in 2020. Join us for an open house/book signing with the book's author Melanie Holmes.
192 West 3rd Street
Manteno, IL 60950 (Map)
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Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots in the Past and Present
The Chicago Race Riots of 1919 were the most violent week in the city's history. What happened, and why? Join us for a conversation with D. Bradford Hunt, Chicago historian and Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry Library, about this poorly understood and often forgotten moment in Chicago's history.
Little Lincoln Fireside Tales
Little Lincoln Fireside Tales is a new children's literacy program for our youngest guests that's being launched by The Education Department of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on January 28. Children 0 to 5 years old (Pre-K) are invited to join us every fourth Tuesday for Little Lincoln Fireside Tales story time, which includes arts and crafts, show and tell, and hands-on, engaging activities.
How To Use The Library Workshop
Are you curious about researching at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, but not sure where to begin? Join us for an informative session at which you will learn all about the library including the types of resources available and what to expect during a research visit.
Celebrate Black History Month with Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs
We cordially invite you to our Chicago event on Wednesday, February 5 from noon to 1 p.m. on the concourse level of the James R. Thompson Center. All are welcome. Awardees and speakers to be announced.
Lincoln’s Assassination and its Consequences
Prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave a series of speeches in Illinois in the aftermath of President Lincoln’s assassination that ask timely questions about the direction the Nation will take into the Reconstruction Period. Many of those questions remain relevant decades later in a compelling presentation and discussion with historical reenactor Bob Davis.
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