The Great Chicago Fire

October 10, 1871 Chicago, Illinois The Great Chicago Fire is extinguished after 2 days The exact cause for the fire is unknown, though it is known it started in a shed next to the barn belonging to the O'Leary family. Many speculations have been made regarding the events that led to the fire, including the…

Murdered by Human Wolves

October 10, 1917 Konawa, Oklahoma Katherine Cross, an 18-year-old unwed woman, is "murdered by human wolves" Though at first thought it appears that young Katherine, daughter of John Taylor Cross and Mary Katherine Diehl Cross, was killed by a band of werewolves, her actual death came at the hands of Dr. A.H. Yates and his…

The death of Jack Daniel

October 10, 1911 Lynchburg, Tennessee Jack Daniel, whiskey magnate, dies of blood poisoning A legend surrounding Daniel's death involves his safe. According to legend, he would often forget the combination and, in frustration, would kick it. One of these kicks in 1906 is said to have injured his toe, causing him to walk with a…