Did you know that Velcro was developed when a scientist found burdocks on his dog's fur? Or that the potato chip was invented by an angry chef? Read about these and more "happy Accidents" that became everyday household products.
The Great Chicago Fire
Mrs. O'Leary's cow was blamed for a fire that ripped through Chicago destroying some 70,000 buildings and 73 miles of road and caused the death of at least 300 people.
Clara Barton helped form the American Red Cross after her visit to the International Red Cross in Europe during the Franco-Prussian War. She served as the American Red Cross's first president.
Marie Laveau was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. She was well respected and even today people still visit her tomb and leave offerings for her to still help grant peoples' wishes.
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