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1673
  Discovery   
 
 
 
1818
  Illinois Statehood   
 
1837
  Chicago incorporated as a City  
  Chicago Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary established
1858
   
  Chicago College of Pharmacy chartered
1859
   
  Morrill Land Act signed
1862
     
  University of Illinois (U of I) founded in Urbana-Champaign as the “Illinois Industrial University”
1867
   
 
   
  College of Pharmacy reopens after being destroyed by the Chicago Fire
1871
  The Great Chicago Fire   
  Founding of College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S), Chicago
1882
   
 
1886
  Haymarket Riot   
 
1889
  Hull House founded  
  Columbian College of Dentistry established
1891
   
 
1893
  World's Columbian Exposition   
  College of Pharmacy affiliates with U of I
1896
   
  P&S affiliates with U of I as its Department of Medicine
1897
   
  Columbian College of Dentistry integrated into U of I
1901
   
  University Hospital built by P&S faculty
1907
   
 
1908
  Chicago Cubs win World Series  
 
1909
  Daniel H. Burnham's Chicago Plan published   
  P&S becomes U of I's College of Medicine
1913
   
  First graduate courses in Medical Sciences
1916
  Navy Pier opens  
  State and U of I agree to create five “Research and Education Hospitals”
1919
   
  General R&E Hospital opens
1925
   
 
   
  State Rep. Richard J. Daley proposes U of I campus in Chicago
1936
   
  State creates the Illinois Medical District
1941
  Navy Pier converted for wartime use  
  Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary becomes part of U of I
1943
   
 
1944
  Congress passes the G.I. Bill  
  University of Illinois, Chicago Undergraduate Division (CUD) opens at Navy Pier
1946
   
 
   
  Galesburg branch of U of I closes
1949
 
  Navy Pier students add football to their intercollegiate activities  
 
   
  Illinois House Bill 108 directs U of I to create a permanent Chicago campus
1951
   
  School of Nursing established    
 
   
  Navy Pier students present “Mile-Long Petition”
1953
   
  Board of Trustees vote “no confidence” on President Stoddard    
 
   
  David Dodds Henry becomes U of I President
1955
  Richard J. Daley elected mayor  
  Miller Meadows selected as Chicago campus site
1956
  Congress Expressway opens  
  Separate faculty Senates created for Urbana-Champaign, Chicago Professional Colleges, and CUD
1957
   
 
1958
  Statewide bond issue, including funding for a four-year campus in Chicago, fails  
  School of Nursing becomes the College of Nursing
1959
  Mayor Daley offers urban location for new campus  
    St. Lawrence Seaway opens  
  University bond issue passes
1960
   
  Harrison-Halsted site chosen 1961    
 
  Chicago Professional Colleges becomes the University of Illinois at the Medical Center (UIMC)  
 
   
  U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block construction of campus
1963
   
           
  University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC) opens
1965
   
  Norman Parker appointed UICC Chancellor
1966
   
  Joseph Begando appointed UIMC Chancellor  
   
1967
  McCormick Place Fire   
  First commencement at Circle Campus  
 
  Graduate College at UICC established
1968
  Democratic Party National Convention  
  Board of Higher Education approves granting doctoral degrees in several areas
  UICC admitted to NCAA  
 
   
 

John Corbally appointed U of I President

Warren Cheston becomes UICC Chancellor
1971
  UICC Prof. Dick Simpson elected alderman  
   
 
   
 
1973
  Sears Tower completed  
  Donald Riddle becomes UICC Chancellor
1975
  Richard J. Daley elected to sixth term as mayor  
  Mayor Daley awarded at UICC Decennial  
 
1976
  Mayor Daley dies   
 
   
  Stanley Ikenberry appointed U of I President
1979
  Jane Byrne elected mayor  
  New U of I Hospital opens
1981
   
   
1982
   
  Consolidation of UICC and UIMC to form University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)  
Honors College established
  Donald Langenberg named first UIC Chancellor  
 
1983
  Harold Washington elected mayor   
  UICC and UIMC Senates consolidate to form UIC Senate
1984
   
1987
  Mayor Washington dies
  Student Residence Halls open, first such on East Campus
1988
   
 
1989
  Richard M. Daley elected mayor   
           
  James Stukel appointed UIC Chancellor
1991
   
 
   
  James Stukel becomes U of I President
1995
   
  David Broski named UIC Chancellor    
 
   
  Sylvia Manning appointed interim UIC Chancellor
1999
   
  Sylvia Manning becomes UIC Chancellor
   
 
   
  Ground-breaking for South Campus Development Project
2000
   
 
   
  B. Joseph White becomes U of I's 16th President
2005
  Chicago White Sox win World Series  
  60th Anniversary of the opening of the Chicago Undergraduate Division at Navy Pier
2006
   
 
   
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