Many ideas and products of the fair continued to live on in architecture, design, and goods.
Prendergast is found guilty and is sentenced to death.
December 29, 1893
The jury finds Prendergast guilty of the death of Harrison despite Prendergast's plea of insanity.
Adler leaves Sullivan's firm.
Sullivan then sinks into depression and condemned the fair, attacking Burnham for years to come.
November 22, 1896
Burnham and more architecture
The Flatiron (Fuller) Building, along with multiple department stores, is designed by Burnham.
August 28, 1903
After suffering from dementia for quite a while, Olmsted dies.
Ferris wheel is dynamited.
May 11, 1906
The wrecking company dynamites the wheel for scrap metal.
Millet dies on the Titanic
April 10, 1912
The Titanic sinks and Millet was drowned, leading Burnham to fall into a deep depression.
June 1, 1912
Burnham passes away after slipping into a coma resulting from diabetes, colitis, foot infection, depression, and food poisoning.
Buffalo Bill dies.
January 10, 1917
Buffalo Bill dies broke due to the Panic of 1907 and wasteful spending.
Holmes, but not Sherlock
Holmes is arrested by the Pinkerton Agency and police.
November 16, 1894
Insurance fraud! He was arrested while trying to leave the country, but he gave himself up easily.
Detective Geyer given the case to find Pitezel's children
Holmes was in jail for insurance fraud, but it became an actual case when it was realized that he had not faked the death of Benjamin Pitezel, but had actually killed him.
Geyer retraces Holmes' steps
Geyer follows the path that Holmes had taken with the children in his custody, using the children's written letters as clues.
Alice and Nellie Pitezel's bodies are found
The two children's bodies were found in a shallow grave in the cellar of a house in Toronto. The mother was able to identify the bodies, although they were greatly decomposed. Holmes still claims innocence.
Chicago detectives search Holmes's castle
July 19, 1895
Multiple dead bodies and evidence of other murders are found. Some, exaggerating, speculate the death count to be up to 200.
Howard Pitezel's body is found.
August 27, 1895
The body of Howard Pitezel is found, and his death is placed around October 5, 1894.
Holmes is indicted for the murders of the Pitezel children.
September 12, 1895
Holmes still claims innocence.
Holmes was hanged.
May 7, 1896
Holmes was found guilty by a grand jury and hanged at Moyamensing Prison. Strange accidents later befell the people involved in or related to his trial.