"The Saturday Night Fire," which burned four blocks in Greektown, left 30 of Chicago's 185 fireman injured, and many more exhausted, the day before the Chicago Fire in 1871.
December 8 at 3:18 PM
Architect John Mills van Osdel buried many of his plans on the site of the second Palmer House Hotel to protect them from the Chicago fire shortly after it started
December 5 at 6:47 PM
After the Chicago Fire, Queen Victoria of England donated 8,000 books to Chicago to replace the city library, which didn't yet exist.
December 2 at 11:03 PM
In 1997, Ms O'Leary's cow was absolved
December 1 at 9:17 PM
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