Sixty-five years ago today, on April 5, 1955, Richard J. Daley won election as Chicago’s 48th mayor.

Mayor-elect Richard J. Daley stands with his family and supporters on election night, 1955

Mayor-elect Richard J. Daley stands with his family and supporters on election night, 1955. University of Illinois at Chicago Library, RJD_04_01_0012_0001_017.