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Aug. 19, 1913: A severe thunderstorm wreaked havoc in and around the Loop on this date. A bridge at 22nd and Halsted was disabled by lightning.

Aug. 19, 1913: A severe thunderstorm wreaked havoc in and around the Loop on this date. A bridge at 22nd and Halsted was disabled by lightning.

Sept. 12, 1914: Slaughter marks retreat of Germans.

Sept. 12, 1914: Slaughter marks retreat of Germans.

Dec. 24, 1913: Following up on yesterday's pin, the long-awaited currency bill was signed by President Wilson. Next up for the commander-in-chief: A vacation.

Dec. 24, 1913: Following up on yesterday's pin, the long-awaited currency bill was signed by President Wilson. Next up for the commander-in-chief: A vacation.

Dec. 31, 1913: On this, the last day of the year, attention to turns to the planned parties and revelers in the Loop and keeping everyone in control. No major problems were expected.

Dec. 31, 1913: On this, the last day of the year, attention to turns to the planned parties and revelers in the Loop and keeping everyone in control. No major problems were expected.

Sept. 24, 1913: A problem is beginning to grow as Chicago heads for the cold winter - scores of unemployed people are showing up in the city. And a push/race is on to figure out where to house them/put them.

Sept. 24, 1913: A problem is beginning to grow as Chicago heads for the cold winter - scores of unemployed people are showing up in the city. And a push/race is on to figure out where to house them/put them.

March 4, 1914: A big day in the history of science, when Marconi, who was showing off his "wireless telephony," was able to let someone hear music that was 1,000 miles away.

March 4, 1914: A big day in the history of science, when Marconi, who was showing off his "wireless telephony," was able to let someone hear music that was 1,000 miles away.

Dec. 9, 1914:

Dec. 9, 1914:

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