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Monday, June 24, 2013

Great Fire in London



In 1666, London faced a unbelievable fire, which is known as " Great Fire of London" to many of us. This is what happened, on the evening of Sept. 1 1666, when Mr. Thomas Farrinor, the king's baker, failed to properly extinguish his oven, which eventually caused burning the half of London!
Here's a brief stats of Great Fire's destructive consequences in London: 
  • 13,000 houses 
  • 90 churches 
  • Lots of public buildings 
  • St. Paul's Cathedral  
  • 100,000 people were left homeless 
Here's an amazing fact: only 5 people were INJURED!




Source: “Great Fire of London begins.” 2013. The History Channel website. Jun 24 2013, 9:10 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/great-fire-of-london-begins.

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