E4. Great Fire of New York September 21, 1776



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Great Fire of New York September 21, 1776
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Great Fire of New York September 21, 1776
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_New_York_(1776)
The Great Fire of New York[1] was a devastating fire that burned through the night of September 21, 1776, on the west side of what then constituted New York City at the southern end of the island of Manhattan. It broke out in the early days of the military occupation of the city by British forces during the American Revolutionary War.

The fire destroyed 10 to 25 percent of the city and some unburned parts of the city were plundered. Many people believed or assumed that one or more people deliberately started the fire, for a variety of different reasons. British leaders accused revolutionaries acting within the city, and many residents assumed that one side or the other had started it. The fire had long-term effects on the British occupation of the city, which did not end until 1783.
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From: Saturday, September 21, 1776
To: Sunday, March 11, 1973
Result: 71,758 days
196 years, 5 months, 18 days
6,199,891,200 seconds
103,331,520 minutes
1,722,192 hours
71,758 days
10,251 weeks
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From: Sunday, September 22, 1776
To: Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Result: 82,169 days
224 years, 11 months, 21 days
7,099,401,600 seconds
118,323,360 minutes
1,972,056 hours
82,169 days
11,738 weeks
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