The Great Fire of Chicago began about 9 pm Sunday, October 8, until early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. This rapidly spreading fire killed approximately 300 individuals, destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles Chicago, and left over 100,000 residents homeless. This devastating fire would greatly impact the life of American evangelist D.L. Moody.
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