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Huge fire burns out of control for five days in the Turkish capital of Constantinople

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
09/10/1859 to 09/14/1859
Thought to have begun in the Jewish Quarter of the city, the devastating fire burned for five days in Constantinople (Istanbul) in Turkey and destroyed over a thousand structures before it was brought under control.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 403.

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