13 Facts About Columbian Exposition


World's Columbian Exposition was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World in 1492.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,173

Layout of the Chicago Columbian Exposition was, in large part, designed by John Wellborn Root, Daniel Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles B Atwood.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,174

World's Columbian Exposition was the first world's fair with an area for amusements that was strictly separated from the exhibition halls.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,175

The importance of the Columbian Exposition is highlighted by the use of in many Latin American countries such as Costa Rica and Chile in reference to the Ferris wheel.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,176

Columbian Exposition used his zoopraxiscope to show his moving pictures to a paying public.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,177

Columbian Exposition introduced America to the suggestive version of the belly dance known as the "hootchy-kootchy, " to a tune said to have been improvised by Sol Bloom which he had composed when his dancers had no music to dance to.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,178

The White City of the World's Columbian Exposition inspired the Merchants Club of Chicago to commission Daniel Burnham to create the Plan of Chicago in 1909.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,179

Columbian Exposition departed from Persia on April 20,1892, especially for the purpose of visiting the World's Columbian Exposition.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,180

Columbian Exposition devotes the first chapter of his book " Souvenirs d'Amerique et de Grece " to the visit.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,181

International Columbian Exposition was held in an Electricity Building which was devoted to electrical exhibits.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,182

Columbian Exposition was one influence leading to the rise of the City Beautiful movement.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,183

Columbian Exposition purchased architectural elements, artifacts and buildings from the fair.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,184

Columbian Exposition has celebrated many anniversaries since the fair in 1893.

FactSnippet No. 2,263,185