March 4: Chicago skyscrapers

On March 4, 1837, the city of Chicago was incorporated. Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States behind New York and Los Angeles, and ahead of Houston and Philadelphia. Chicago is known for its skyscrapers. The Sears Tower, now known as the Willis Tower, was the tallest building in the world from 1973 to 1998. Upon completion, the […]

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March 3: Time magazine is founded

On March 3, 1923, Time magazine published its first issue, featuring former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph G. Cannon, a republican from Illinois on its cover. In addition to covering hard news, Time was one of the first weeklies to cover popular culture and entertainment, at the behest of its cofounder Britton Hadden. The other co-founder, Henry […]

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March 1: Yellowstone National Park

Our first episode focuses on another first: the creation of Yellowstone National Park on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone is mostly in Wyoming, but also parts of Idaho and Montana. Yellowstone National Park is situated around the Yellowstone Caldera, a volcano which last errupted 640,000 years ago. According to the National Park Service, Yellowstone has the greatest concentration of geothermal features […]

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