Chicago marks 100th anniversary of the Eastland disaster

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CHICAGO -- Several events around the city Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of the Eastland disaster.

Descendants of some passengers who were on the ill-fated ship attended a ceremony at the exact spot along the Chicago River where the ship capsized.

844 people died in that accident. It's still having an impact on families today.

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