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Today's the day the British burned Buffalo

Today is the 197th anniversary of the British army setting Buffalo ablaze.

It happened on Dec. 30, 1813, as the War of 1812 continued.

To brush up on your history, check out a piece by R. Arthur Bowler, associate professor emeritus at the University of Buffalo, who wrote a book "Niagara Land: The First 200 Years."

Read the essay, "The Burning of Buffalo," here.

--Aaron Besecker

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