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“The Jungle” & The Pure Food and Drug Act

For most of the 20th century Chicago was at the heart of the nation’s meatpacking industry. Journalist Upton Sinclair exposed the unsanitary conditions of the stockyards, slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants in his novel “The Jungle.” As a result, President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law the Pure Food and Drug Act, requiring food inspection and labeling.

Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days

In 1889, 25-year-old journalist Nellie Bly, inspired by Jules Verne novel 'Around the World in ... more

Heidi Game Debacle

What does a little girl in braids who lives in the Swiss Alps have to do with football? Well ... more

Transistor Radio: The Beginning of the Mobile Revolution

The invention of the transistor radio forever changed the electronics industry. On June 30, 1948, ... more
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