Sunday, January 2, 2022
Saturday, December 25, 2021
The Noose Coffee Shop in Chicago supplied last meals for death row inmates of Cook County Jail in the 1920s.
|You can see the Noose Coffee Shop's location next to the Criminal Courts Building.|
A Google Street Maps Image.
|"Terrible Tommy" O'Connor|
"They say she's the prettiest woman ever accused of murder in Chicago — young, slender, with bobbed auburn hair; wide-set, appealing blue eyes; tip-tilted nose; translucent skin, faintly, very faintly, rouged, an ingenuous smile; refined features, intelligent expression — an 'awfully nice girl' and more than usually pretty."
|Drake Hotel Bandits Joseph Holmes, 25, left, and Jack Wood wearing a vest in 1925. Both Holmes and Wood gave confessions to their involvement in the July 29, 1925 daylight holdup of the Gold Coast neighborhood's Hotel.|
|Robert Emanuel "Bobby" Franks|
|Bobby Franks was found beneath the culvert at 121st Street and the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks. Bobby was the son of millionaire Jacob Franks of 5052 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago.|
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Yau Tak Cheung, an inventor, and engineer invented the 'Fortune Cooky Machine' (1963); 'Apparatus For Forming Fortune Cookie Shaped Articles' (1985). Other US patents include 'Method And Apparatus For Forming Egg Rolls' and 'Apparatus For Forming Filled Dough Products.'