Four square miles of downtown Chicago was destroyed by a massive fire that burned for two days.
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was an author, activist, speaker, politician, UN ambassador, and vocal supporter of civil rights.
In the early morning on a sailor onboard the Pinta, one of three ships under the command of Christopher Columbus, spotted an island in the Bahamas.
Noah Webster was an early American educator who was instrumental in establishing an "American" approach to education. He is best remembered his An American Dictionary of the English Language.
Steven Kellogg has illustrated well over a hundred stories and has created some truly beloved picture book characters, including an independently minded Great Dane named Pinkerton.