On this day: November 9

POSTED: 10:01 PM Nov 08 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Nov 09 2015

Pilgrims on the Mayflower spot land, Jack the Ripper kills for the last time, the PGA integrates, Rolling Stone magazine debuts, and the Berlin Wall begins to fall, all on this day.

OTD November 9 - Boston 1872 fire
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1872: The Great Boston Fire of 1872 consumes about 65 acres of the city's downtown, destroying 776 buildings and much of the financial district. The fire, which still ranks as one of the most costly fire-related property losses in American history, caused $73.5 million in damage and killed at least 30 people.


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