The Great Chicago Fire was an significant event that took place in Chicago, Illinois in 1871. The fire burned more than $200 million dollars worth of property was destroyed along with the death of 300 people, and more than 100,000 people were left homeless. The Great Chicago Fire is believed to be caused by a cow knocking over an oil lamp. Though it is not proven the chances of that happening are very great. The fire was tremendously devastating to the citizens of Chicago.
The summer of 1871 was the time of the year in Chicago where it was very hot and dry making the wooden city vulnerable. Then one day, a fire broke out in Chicago which caused a lot of commotion and terror in the city and more. In this essay, I will talk about how the fire started, how the firefighters handled the fire, and the aftermath of the fire. On the evening of October 8, 1871, all of this fire spread through Chicago, but there has to be a start to all of this. The fire started around a barn belonging to the family of Patrick and Catherine O’leary.
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.
In 2004 in Indonesia a 9.0 earthquake hit and created a tsunami that killed about 250,00 people and the author Richard Lewis recreaded the story in the killing sea because he is interested in the mysterious ocean. First on page 48 the narrator said “for as far as Ruslan could see, meulaboh had become a lake, clogged with floating debris”. this is true because meulaboh was one of the first places that the tsunami hit so all the ocean water was there and went through many cities and destroyed pretty much everything there.throughout the book Ruslan finds dead bodies and so did many of the rebels, it said that on page 49 the narrator said”across the way, ruslan can see dozens of bodies crumpled on second floor stairs of the shopping mall.” because of the tsunami, about 250,000 people had died so there would be many dead bodies everywhere and inside of every building, but especially in the shopping mall because people like to go to the mall so there would be a lot of people there. Then on page 18 the narrator said”from up top came peter exited cry.”hey, the reefs are drying up! there 's fish flopping fish around!”” in meulaboh,before the tsunami hit the reef dried up and groups of people were just standing there looking at the reef and there actually was fish flopping around, but then the tsunami hit and killed all of the tourists that were just standing there.richard Lewis accurately represented the tragedy of the tsunami in Indonesia and added a few characters that made
An estimate of 400,000 people were killed in 2003 directly or indirectly from the attacks. Some of those African tribes include the Fur, Masait, Jebel, Aranga, and Zaghwa tribes. As a result to all the attacks, there were thousands of dead bodies scattered across the land and tossed into wells. The bodies tossed into the wells led to the contamination of a majority of Darfur’s water supple and desertification of the area. Access to water is highly needed in Sudan currently, but the country has already became neglected.
On a warm day in New York City in 1911, tragedy struck. It was an incident that would be written up in newspapers across the country; a horrendous incident that would change legislature, labor laws and hundreds of lives forever. This dreadful event left nearly 150 girls and women dead, and became one of the most murderous fires in the history of New York City. The day was March 26, 1911, and the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was an historic one. At this time in 1911 the treatment of factory workers was not strictly regulated.
The Chicago Fire was a very destructive and devastating fire. This fire killed more than 300 people. It left more than 100000 people homeless. The fire burned for two days before it was able to be put out by rain. On the 18 of October in 1871 a fire started in a backyard barn.
The Triangle fire killed 146 people and many others were badly injured. Everyone who jumped, mainly from the 9th and 10th floors, were killed. This was the highest death toll for any fire I've ever heard a factory having, 25 workers died in the Newark factory fire. After that fire I knew that another fire was going to come up as fire safety was not the main concern in New York factories. There was only way to escape as the elevator was engulfed in flames almost immediately after the fire started and the fire escape was poorly designed and even started collapsing as the fire raged on.
The Chicago Race Riots of 1919 was a major conflict that began in Chicago Illinois because of racial tension between black and whites because of cultural differences. The Chicago race riots is also referred to as the “Red Summer” because of all the bloodshed that took place the summer after World war 1. The race riots began on July 27th, 1919 and ended August 3rd, 1919. On the first day of the riots thirty eight people died, 23 were black, 15 were white and 537 people. The race riots are a part of Chicago’s history that had a major affect on racial, political and social problems.
There are still things that happen between whites and blacks that cause riots today, but nothing like the Tulsa Race Riot. “After the massacre, Greenwood was uninhabitable. Former residents lived in Red Cross tents for months, through the freezing winter.” (The history of the Tulsa race massacre that destroyed America’s wealthiest black neighborhood). This area of Tulsa was one of the most wealthy black areas in the United States and within just hours it was all burnt to
What started as a small barn fire turned into a major catastrophe for the citizens of the city of Chicago. The fire burned rapidly and destroyed over two-thirds of the city. The city officials and residents were left with multiple questions in the aftermath of the ashes. Despite the devastation, the citizens of this great city vowed, "Chicago shall rise
The Republican National Convention was held in Chicago in 1860, Illinois legislator Abraham Lincoln won the nomination. On October 8th, 1871 a huge fire destroyed 1/3 of Chicago and left at least about 100,000 homeless. The cause of the fire still remains unknown, but what helped fuel the
I t’s been 145 years, when the fire struck Chicago and the history still goes on today, and today is the anniversary of that event that happened in 1871, and when it was all burned to the ground. It was a beautiful day in our Chicago home, but very dry weather, but still everything was going well for everyone. It was milking day for Mrs. Catherine O’Leary on Tuesday, October 8, 1871 (milking day) however, the cause of the fire has never been told because it spread so quickly, spreading 4.2 square miles in just 2 days, and destroying buildings, houses, and even jumping across rivers. It was a great deal of sadness because lots of lives were lost. Theories have shown that Mrs. O’Leary was milking her cow when suddenly fire spilt apart on that
The Great Chicago Fire Fire is really dangerous and strong especially when put next to something that can catch on fire. On October 8 to October 10, in 1871, a big fire happen in Chicago that really took a toll in Chicago.The fire last around 2 to 3 days leaving Chicago in flames and thick black smoke ( Billings,et al. PG 146-147 ). Most likely the dry weather and the buildings that was mostly made out of wood started the fire. Since most of the buildings was made out of wood the fire burned it easily and spreaded quick.
The Great Chicago Fire burned for two days straight. From October eighth to October tenth, 1871. There are many questions people ask about the fire. Like what "caused it to burn out of control?" People also ask about the effects the fire had on the city and its residents.