Over 3,000 homes were destroyed and nearly 1,000 people died On This Day in 1870 when a large part of Constantinople,
Media reports from August, two months later, still showed a devastated city thrown into depression.
Constantinople burns” History.com
The Maitland Mercury, 11 August 1870.
On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015