The Great Fire of London occurred due to the failure of Thomas Farrinor, the king's baker, to extinguish the fire in his oven at the end of the day in September 1666. Sparks from the oven ignited the nearby firewood, set... More »

The Great Chicago Fire began in the evening on Oct. 8, 1871. For nearly three days, it burned 3.3 square miles of the city to the ground, leaving 100,000 homeless and more than 300 dead. The fire spread quickly due to dr... More »

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Although the London Fire Brigade did not exist at the time, it lists the death toll from the Great Fire of London at six. Historians state that indirect causes resulted in countless additional deaths for months after the... More »

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Although the London Fire Brigade did not exist at the time, it lists the death toll from the Great Fire of London at six. Historians state that indirect causes resulted in countless additional deaths for months after the... More »

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The Great Plague ended as a result of a combination of the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the colder autumn weather of that same year. While the fire helped kill off some of the plague vectors, ultimately it was the co... More »

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In his 1967 "Steeler Lecture," Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." The "Steeler Lecture" was one of five sermons published in a b... More »

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In London, summer sales start in the month of June and last till the end of July. Many of the leading fashion stores throughout London offer huge discounts during summer sales. More »