Died in Delaware County, Ohio, on this date in 1831: third great-grandfather “Col.” Thomas Jefferson Brown. Also featured on his birth date, 18 June.
In London, England, on this date in 1666, the “Great Fire of London” began. It burned for three days, destroying over 10,000 buildings, including St. Paul’s Cathedral. Remarkably, only six persons died. Top photo: painting by unknown artist of Dutch School, collection of Museum of London.