London stops burning, the First Continental Congress meets, terrorists target Israeli Olympians in Munich, and Mother Teresa passes away, all on this day.
1666: The Great Fire of London, which began in the early-morning hours on Sept. 2, is extinguished after gutting the medieval city of London inside the old Roman City Wall. The fire destroyed 10,000 buildings, including St. Paul's Cathedral, but only six people are known to have died.
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