Back To Mobile Site

On this day: September 2

Published: Aug 22 2013 11:51:05 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens with a star-studded jam, all on this day.

OTD September 2 - Great Fire of London
1 / 32
Public domain

1666: The Great Fire of London breaks out in the early morning hours. The fire burned for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral. Only six people were killed.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott

    REUTERS/Fred Prouser

    Affairs to remember: High-profile cheating

    Actress Tori Spelling recently spoke publically about her husband and fellow actor Dean McDermott's affair. But he's not the first celebrity to get in hot water over extramarital activities. Check out this list of high-profile celebrity affairs.

On this Day

  • 1906 San Francisco earthquake

    National Archives and Records Administration

    On this day: April 18

    Paul Revere rides, an earthquake and fires ravage San Francisco, Albert Einstein dies, Grace Kelly becomes a princess, and the U.S. embassy in Beirut is hit by a deadly car bomb, all on this day.