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This Edition of TITANS OF HISTORY presents the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE of 1871 & Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow. Catherine O’Leary was an Irish immigrant living in the state of Illinois who became famous when it was alleged that an accident involving her cow had started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. On the evening of October

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On a particularly blustery February South Side day, it is easy to understand why the city of Chicago has the nickname of the “Windy City.” After all, it has one of the roughest winters of all major American cities and it does get pretty regular gusts. But, in truth, it actually isn’t all that windy,

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