E10. The great Thumb Fire September 5, 1881

The great Thumb Fire September 5, 1881
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The great Thumb Fire September 5, 1881
The great Thumb Fire took place on September 5, 1881, in the Thumb area of Michigan in the United States. The fire, which burned over a million acres (4,000 km²) in less than a day, was the consequence of drought, hurricane-force winds, heat, the after-effects of the Port Huron Fire of 1871, and the ecological damage wrought by the era’s logging techniques.
The blaze, also called the Great Thumb Fire, the Great Forest Fire of 1881 and the Huron Fire, killed 282 people in Sanilac, Lapeer, Tuscola and Huron counties. The damage estimate was $2,347,000[1] (which is $57,355,824 adjusted for inflation).
The fire sent enough soot and ash up into the atmosphere that sunlight was partially obscured at many locations on the East Coast of the United States. In New England cities, the sky appeared yellow and projected a strange luminosity onto buildings and vegetation. Twilight appeared at 12 noon. September 6, 1881 immediately became known as Yellow Tuesday or Yellow Day due to the ominous nature of this atmospheric event.
From: Monday, September 5, 1881
To: Sunday, March 11, 1973
Result: 33,424 days
91 years, 6 months, 6 days
2,887,833,600 seconds
48,130,560 minutes
802,176 hours
33,424 days
4774 weeks
From: Monday, September 5, 1881
To: Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Result: 43,835 days
120 years, 6 days
3,787,344,000 seconds
63,122,400 minutes
1,052,040 hours
43,835 days
6262 weeks

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