1953 – Eaton Chapel at Beloit College Burns

On this date Eaton Chapel at was devastated by fire. The fire was detected by a passing student shortly after six o’clock. By 7:30 p.m., the entire roof was engulfedĀ in flames reaching far into the sky. By 10 o’clock, the flames were extinguished. A student laterĀ confessed to setting the fire. [Source: ]