1906: Illinois cheese-eating contest proves fatal

In 1906, a cheese-eating contest in Johnsburg, around 40 miles north-west of Chicago, proved fatal. The victim, Frank Miller, was 21 years old. His two friends were critically ill for several weeks but ultimately survived:


Source: The Minneapolis Journal, October 4th 1906. Content on this page is © Alpha History 2016. Content may not be republished without our express permission. For more information please refer to our Terms of Use or contact Alpha History.