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Fire - Our Lady of the Angels School

On the 1st of December, 1958, Chicago was the scene of another catastrophic fire.  This disaster occurred at Our Lady of the Angels School

Historical footage - beginning at 1:20 in this news clip from the National Archives - depicts the event which claimed the lives of 92 children and three nuns.  Nearly 100 additional children were injured.

What may have caused the fire - still never "officially explained" - is discussed in a book entitled To Sleep with the Angels (by David Cowan and John Kuenster).

 


Media Credits

News clip of the fire at Our Lady of the Angels School, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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