On this day: September 2

POSTED: 08:51 AM PDT Aug 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 01, 2013 

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
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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.

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