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Today in History: November 9

Slide 1 of 10: Firemen stand amidst the rubble after the Great Boston Fire of November 1872. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ** http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fire-rips-through-boston http://on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/alldays/nov09.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Boston_fire_of_1872

1872: Fire rips through Boston

A fire in Boston destroys hundreds of buildings and kills 14 people. In the aftermath, the city establishes an entirely new system of firefighting and prevention.

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