1997: Chicago City Council Apology-Catherine O’Leary and her cow The great fire of 1871

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A Chicago City Council committee supports a resolution absolving Catherine O’Leary and her cow for blame for allegedly starting the great fire of 1871.

To: 
Catherine O’Leary and her cow
From: 
Chicago City Council
Year of Apology: 
1997
Footnote: 
Knowlton, Brian. “American Topics: Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow Knew it All Along.” New York Times. October 10, 1997