E6. The Peshtigo Fire, October 8, 1871



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The Peshtigo Fire, October 8, 1871
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The Peshtigo Fire, October 8, 1871
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peshtigo_Fire
The Peshtigo Fire was a forest fire that took place on October 8, 1871 in and around Peshtigo, Wisconsin. It was a firestorm that caused the most deaths by fire in United States history, with estimated deaths of around 1,500 people,[1] possibly as many as 2,500.[2] Occurring on the same day as the more famous Great Chicago Fire, the Peshtigo Fire has been largely forgotten.[3][4] On the same day as the Peshtigo and Chicago fires, the cities of Holland and Manistee, Michigan, across Lake Michigan, also burned and the same fate befell Port Huron at the southern end of Lake Huron as well.
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From: Sunday, October 8, 1871
To: Sunday, March 11, 1973
Result: 37,044 days
101 years, 5 months, 3 days excluding the end date
3,200,601,600 seconds
53,343,360 minutes
889,056 hours
37,044 days
5292 weeks
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From: Sunday, October 8, 1871
To: Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Result: 47,455 days
129 years, 11 months, 3 days
4,100,112,000 seconds
68,335,200 minutes
1,138,920 hours
47,455 days
6779 weeks
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