Today in History - November 1

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Today in History - November 1

Saturday, Nov 2 2013 by kjfitz
1855 - An inaugural train carrying some 600 invited visitors and dignitaries, set out from St. Louis. As the train started to pass over the Gasconade Bridge, a 760-foot wooden structure spanning the Gasconade River, the span between the bank and the first pier collapsed killing 31 people.

Gasconade Bridge train disaster
2005 - The Marshall Field and Company Building was designated a Chicago Landmark.

Marshall Field and Company Building