On this day (September 2) in 1666 – A large fire began on London's Pudding Lane and burned the city for three days, destroying St Paul's Cathedral and the homes of 70,000 of the city's 80,000 inhabitants.
The spooky thing is that for school yesterday (September 1) we read in our history book, Story Of The World Volume 3, about the plague hitting London AND the Great Fire of London! The city and surrounding area had approximately 500,000 residents prior to the plague and only 300,000 after the plague. Then just a few months later, the fire took out 80% of the city's buildings! Not a good time to be a Londoner!!
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