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1903 - December 30 – Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago kills 600

A safety standard for theaters and public buildings rises from the ashes of the Iroquois Theater (in Chicago), where more than 600 people were killed... Henceforth, all theater exits had to be clearly marked and the doors rigged so that, even if they could not be pulled open from the outside, they could be pushed open from the inside. news/ politics/ chi-chicagodays- iroquoisfire-story,0,6395565.story

December 30, 1903

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