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:
Here's an amazing fact: only 5 people were INJURED!
- 13,000 houses
- 90 churches
- Lots of public buildings
- St. Paul's Cathedral
- 100,000 people were left homeless
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.