Thomas Edison says people work too hard, but that pleasure is as necessary as food. 'This is an electric age. The pressure was never heavier, nor the grind harder.'
What is the average lifespan for men and women in America? Among the curious things shown by the census of 1880 is the new data relative to the US life expectancy.
See inside vintage train cars on the old Overland Limited Train, where every luxury possible in a hotel was found - including a barber shop, valet service, massage, maid, library, buffet, clubroom and a cafe dining car.
There's a lot of magic and humor practiced in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Written and directed by John Hughes, this energetic and offbeat comedy captures the best feelings about being young.
Technically superior, if overly sentimental, 'Somewhere in Time' stars Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, and takes viewers back in time to 1912. The movie was shot primarily at Mackinac Island's impeccably genteel Grand Hotel.
Surprise baby is puzzling doctors - Mother had no idea baby was coming until doctor brought her into the world
It is hard to believe that only two centuries ago, Chicago was a lonely marshland of trees and tall grass, a place with an abundance of wild onions, from which the Iroquois gave it its name, Chicagou.
An Eastern corset dealer, who has in his time evidently written editorials for a circus, claims that his corset makes any thin figure a vision of loveliness, baffling description, and defying exaggeration.
Police officers smiled broadly at reports from Florida that 'Scarface' Al Capone was assuming the attitude of the refined and genial American sportsman.
Two auto loads of gangsters shortly before noon today entered a North Side garage, lined eight men against a wall, and shot six of them to death. The remaining two were wounded, perhaps fatally.
Chicago Team Without Peer in the World Recent World's Series Showed Cubs Utterly Outclassed American League Rivals. By James Crusinberry No o... Click to read more...
During World War II, the railroad companies had to devote their resources to the war effort by transporting troops around the country. Here's a look back at some of what the railroads were offering to entice passengers back in the late '40s!
ILLINOIS. Is about equal in extent to England. with a population of 1,722. No State in the Valley of the Mississippi offers so great an inducement to the settler as the State of Illinois.
Called “the most extraordinary thing that ever happened in American sports,” the streak began on May 15, 1941 when DiMaggio went 1-4 against Chicago White Sox hurler Eddie Smith.
Influential singer/songwriter/musician/producer Curtis Mayfield died December 26, 1999 at age 57. He passed away at the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, from complications arising from diabetes.
The former Chicago gang leader Al Capone is being guarded by Department of Justice agents pending his release after completion of his imprisonment for evasion of income taxes.
Now you and your family can enjoy the finest in rail travel -- all its comforts and conveniences... Now there's no need to drive your car for economy's sake. No need to fight traffic, to worry about where to stay overnight.
Spring weather can be mighty uncertain. But there's nothing uncertain about Pennsylvania Railroad's great East-West Fleet! These fine modern trains... Click to read more...
You can fly Boeing jetliners to 135 cities in 70 countries, over the routes of these famous airlines. All continents, all sections of the globe are included.
Lasting from Sunday, October 8, to the morning of Tuesday, October 10, 1871, The Great Chicago Fire killed an estimated 200 to 300 people, while destr... Click to read more...