It was great pleasure to provide birthday cake for the launch by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs of the new 2007 calendar featuring the birthdays of 600 people who have contributed to Chicago’s rich history. We
are particularly honored that Eli’s birthday on January 22nd is highlighted with that of George Balanchine (America’s foremost choreorgapher of dance), Sam Cooke (the “King of Soul”) and Samuel Popeil (the great inventor).

The 2007 Chicago Birthday Calendar was created by Chicago artist Barbara Koenen and City Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson. The calendar includes Chicago idiosyncrasies inspired by Samuelson’s knowledge of Chicago.


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