Chicago: The True Murders That Inspired the Moviefor National Geographic News "Gin and guns—either one is bad enough, but together they get you in a dickens of a mess, don't they."—Accused murderer Belva Gaertner, 1924 Sizzle, sequins, sex, and murder. It sounds like the stuff of movies—and it is. But the Oscar-winning courtroom musical Chicago is based on true murder cases: a laundry worker and a cabaret singer both accused of killing their lovers in 1924. The stage and screen versions…
September 28, 1920 – Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted by a grand jury for conspiring with gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series in what became known as the Black Sox Scandal. The players were acquitted by the jury, but they were still banned for life from professional baseball. (From the Daily Bleed)
Monday, August 27, 2012: In this week's edition of the USA Hockey Magazine podcast we talk with 2012 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and NHL on NBC and Chicago Blackhawks lead game analyst Eddie Olczyk during the 2012 National Hockey Coaches Symposium in Washington, D.C.
Dizzy Dean ~ An American professional baseball player. He played in in the majors as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Browns. A brash and colorful personality, Dean was the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in one season. After his playing career, he became a popular television sports commentator. Southerners such as Dizzy Dean and Pepper Martin became folk heroes in Depression-ravaged America.