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Seems Like Only Yesterday...

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 3, 2008 8:37PM

2008_03_Cake170.jpgOn March 4, 1837, Chicago officially became a city, first mayor William B. Ogden presiding.

Fast forward 171 years later, and we're still kicking. In honor of our fine city's birthday, the Chicago History Museum is throwing a party tomorrow complete with Eli's cheesecake, Chicago style hot dogs, the Chicago Children's Choir, and "historical re-enactors". Admission to the museum is free between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Also if tomorrow happens to be your birthday, the city would like to give you a "special commemorative certificate" signed by the mayor, provided you have proper identification.

Image of last year's birthday cake via City of Chicago