Stuff You Missed in History Class


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Did the Great Chicago Fire really start with Mrs. O'Leary's cow?

August 27th, 2008

Episode 24 of 935 episodes

In all of history, no cow is more infamous than Mrs. O'Leary's. The farm animals was accused of kicking over a lantern and starting the Great Chicago Fire on Oct. 8, 1871. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn whether this story is fact or fiction.