Huge fire burns out of control for five days in the Turkish capital of Constantinople
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)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 403.