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What Happened on October 10, 1871

Historical Events


USAGreat Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, leaving approximately 300 dead, 100,000 homeless, and costing $222m in damage

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A depiction of the Great Chicago Fire which lasted from October 8 to October 10, 1871
A depiction of the Great Chicago Fire which lasted from October 8 to October 10, 1871
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1871 Highlights

About October 10, 1871

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra