A classic is born as 79,432 watch the NFL champion Bears held to a scoreless tie by the first College All-Star team in a game sponsored by Chicago Tribune Charities at Soldier Field.

12/9/34
Undefeated Bears slip before Giants in NFL title tilt at Polo Grounds 30-13 before 35,059. With Chicago leading 10-3 at the half, NY dons basketball sneakers and scores 27 points.

12/12/37
Bears win Western Division title but lose NFL Championship 28-21 to Redskins at Wrigley Field. Sammy Baugh hits 18 of 33 for 335 yards and three TDs. Jack Manders scores 15 of the Bears points. A Chicago player's share is $127.78.

12/8/40
George Halas surprises the Washington Redskins with his "T" formation offense in the NFL Championship game. The strategy proves more than effective as the Bears rout the Redskins 73-0 before 36,034 fans in Washington D.C. The gameplan signals the beginning of pro football's modern era. Each player receives $873.

12/14/41
Bears and Packers agree their playoff game should be played to a 'sudden death' finish in event of tie. NFL adopts plan 1/24/42.

12/26/43
The Bears blast Washington 41-21 in Wrigley Field for the NFL title before 34,320 fans. Sid Luckman throws five TD passes (2 each to Harry Clark and Dante Magnani). Bronko Nagurski scores his last Bear TD, a 3-yard run.

12/15/46
With George Halas back from serving in the Navy, the Bears whip the Giants 24-14 before a record NFL title crowd of 58,346 in the Polo Grounds. After opening with a 21-yard TD pass to Ken Kavanaugh, Sid Luckman gets the winning score on a 19-yard bootleg.

12/11/49
Johnny Lujack sets NFL passing record with 468 yards against the Cardinals.

1956
Halas retires for a third time. Paddy Driscoll gets the position.

11/2/58
The Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams establish an NFL attendance record drawing 90,833 paid (100,470 actual) in the LA Colisseum. The Bears lose 35-41.

12/29/63