What catastrophic event occurred on this day in 1871?
Monday, October 8th, the 282nd day of 2012
The second Monday of October each year is officially Columbus Day.
Fire Prevention Day. Read on for the event which inspired this day…
1871: The Great Chicago Fire erupted. According to legend says Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern. Over 98,000 people were left homeless by the fire.
1956: Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0. Exactly one year later, Dodger owner Walter O’Malley announced that he had accepted a deal to move the Dodgers to Los Angeles.
1992 The U.S. Postal Service announces a commemorative stamp booklet that included rock legends Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and Otis Redding.