Madhouse on Madison

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February 27, 2016 by Lorene

The “new” Chicago Stadium was the site of the 1932 Democratic Convention. The stadium had air conditioning,  which perhaps would change the course of history. In the past, convention goers would count on the oppressive summer heat to break a deadlock.

Another first… FDR flew to Chicago the next day to accept the nomination. No presidential nominee had ever accepted the nomination in person.


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