Happy 176th Birthday, Chicago

Chicago celebrated its 176th birthday Tuesday. And since that number of candles posed a fire hazard, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sang “Happy Birthday” with an unlit cake.

On this day in 1837, the City of Chicago was incorporated.

Today’s celebration at the Chicago History Museum included local musical talent and a tribute to Chicago’s first permanent resident: Jean Baptist Pointe Dusable.

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