Timeline of Chicago history

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Prior to 1800s[edit]

1800s[edit]

1800s-1840s[edit]

  • 1803: The U.S. Army constructs Ft. Dearborn near the mouth of the Chicago River.
  • 1812
  • 1816: The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri. Ft. Dearborn is rebuilt.
  • 1818: December 3, Illinois joins the union.
  • 1830
    • August 4, Chicago is surveyed and platted for the first time by James Thompson.
  • 1833 Chicago incorporated as a city
  • 1837
    • C. D. Peacock jewelers was founded. It is the oldest Chicago business still operating today.
    • Chicago receives its first charter.[1]
    • Rush Medical College is founded two days before the city was chartered. It is the first medical school in the state of Illinois which is still operating.
  • 1840
    • July 10, Chicago's first legally executed criminal, John Stone was hanged for the rape and murder of Lucretia Thompson, a farmer's wife.
    • Population: 4,470.[2]
  • 1847: June 10, The first issue of the Chicago Tribune is published.
  • 1848

1850s-1890s[edit]

1900s[edit]

1900s-1940s[edit]

1950s-1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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