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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) **

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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