7. The Great Chicago Fire
This horrible tragedy in American’s history happened in 1871. There is very little told and known about the disaster. No clear details about the cause of the fire or the damage caused. What people don’t know is that four other successive fire outbreaks happened at the same time with the Great Chicago Fire. Among the deadliest of these fires was the Peshtigo fire. The Peshtigo fire led to the death of over 2,000 people some who drowned while driving away from the fire and others who died from hypothermia. The many fire occurrences signified a real fire tragedy. Only the Chicago fire was aired nevertheless.