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Happy "Back to the Future Travel Day"

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Oct 26, 2010 9:00PM

2010_10_26_BTTF.jpg Redeye's Scott Kleinberg reminds all that today is the silver anniversary of "Back to the Future Travel Day." October 26, 1985 is the date Marty McFly went back in time in a tricked out DeLorean to ensure his parents meet and marry in the film Back to the Future.

Kleinberg takes a look at what Chicago was like in the year 1955. Here's what he found:

  • Chicago had a mayor named Richard Daley.
  • The Cubs sucked.
  • The White Sox were good, but just not good enough.

Nice to see some things don't change. Kleinberg also notes that 1955 was the year Emmett Till was murdered; Meigs Field was, at that point, the busiest single strip airport in the country; Ann Landers wrote her first column and Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald's franchise in Des Plaines.