1902 – Born in Chicago’s South Side near the stockyards on the 15th of May.
1953 – Served as Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee.
1955-1976 – Elected mayor of Chicago.
1933 – Daley took night classes at DePaul University College of Law to earn a Juris Doctor.
1936 – Married Eleanor "Sis" Guilfoyle on 17th of June.
1966 – Martin Luther King, Jr. confronted the Daley machine when King attempted to take the Civil Rights Movement.
1968 – Castigated for his sharp rhetoric in the aftermath of rioting that took place after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.
1972 – Democratic nominee George McGovern threw Daley out of the Democratic National Convention.
1976 – On 20th of December, he suffered a massive heart attack while visiting his doctor’s office and died at the age of 74.
Father of Richard Michael Daley