Local author David Sweet and former Chicago Tribune sportswriter Don Pierson discussed Sweet's book, Three Seconds in Munich: The 1972 Olympic Basketball Final (2019).
Last night's virtual conversation explored one of the Olympics' most tumultuous and contested competitions, when the U.S. Men's Basketball team refused to accept their silver medals against a backdrop of questionable calls and terrorism.
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This Week in History
This Week in History: Episode 6
Join the History Center's Alexandra Schneider for a look back at local history happenings from the week of June 14-21. This week's highlights: Young men stay prepped for war, Bonaparte silver comes to Deerpath, new Lake Bluff radio station ensures safe communication for sailors
Borghese Coat of Arms: Artist Sailko; Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:H%C3%B4tel_des_Monnaies_ (Avignon)#/media/File:Avignone,_H%C3%B4tel_des_Monnaies_03_stemma_di_papa_paolo_V_borghese.jpg
Pauline Bonaparte: Robert Lefevre; 1803 (Public Domain)
Radio Station – Photo provided by John Paskett https://www.radioofficers.com/galleries/ships-radio-rooms/attachment/drina_radio/
#100YearsAgoTodayThe North Shore telephone exchanges were looking for new employees, with a flurry of marriages thinning their ranks - one a surprise elopement.
At the time, it was very unusual for women to continue in jobs like telephone operator, teacher, stenographer, etc. after they married, in no small part because most employers did not allow it.
The Tribune, however, apparently did not have the full story about Ellen Frield Kelly, who, according to the Lake Forester, planned to “resume her work” as bookkeeper at the Lake Forest office of the Chicago Telephone company after July 1.
#JuneInBloomGarden at West Highlands, John R. and Rose Holloway Thompson estate, Green Bay Road. Originally designed for Edward S. Moore by architect Arthur Heun, the estate featured a Jens Jensen landscape. Pictured are Gunnar Swalgren and another member of the estate staff, 1920s.
Last Week's Favorites:
Stephanie Schneider: “Back off! I’m practicing social distancing and you’re way too close.”
Blair Waite: "Happy Gilmore 2--the Back Nine"
William Westfall: "Choose your weapon sir and be quick about it."
What silly subtitle do you have for this week's #captionthis?
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