Daily Archives: September 1, 2016

Great Fire of London breaks out 350 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 2 1666)

Video: '2nd September 1666: Great Fire of London breaks out in Pudding Lane'

(Sunday, September 2, 1666, a little after midnight local time) — A large fire broke out in the City of London today in the house of a baker on Pudding Lane near London Bridge, destroying more than 13,000 buildings including Old St Paul’s Cathedral, over the next three days. Only six verified deaths were recorded.