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October 10, 1871 in History

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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