Today Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel came to our school to do a ribbon cutting of the new annex. Many people were excited to see a political celebrity there, even I was surprised to hear. During science class, he and a big news team came to Mrs. Carmen's new science room and we got the chance to shake his hand, even yours truly! I was too excited to even speak, except when he asked if we liked the new science room better than the old one, we all said "yes!"
Before Emanuel, the Chicago mayor was Richard Daley, who was reelected five time before resigning four years back. He was first elected in 1989, the year Disney's "The Little Mermaid" and Don Bluth's "All Dogs Go to Heaven" were in theaters. I'd say three big things happened that year, the new mayor was elected and two animated films, one successful and another outbox-officed, were released.