October 8, 2017 all-day

Oct 8, 1871. Great fire of Chicago began, according to legend, when Mrs OLearys cow kicked over the lantern in her barn on DeKoven Street. The fire leveled 3 square miles, destroying 17,450 buildings and leaving 98,500 people homeless and about 250 people dead. Financially, the loss was $ 200 million.

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