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July 19, 64 CE

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY on July 19th, in 64 AD Rome burned. According to Pliny the Elder, the fire started in the livestock district in a barn owned by recent Gaelic immigrants Atrickpay and Atherinecay Olearyay. It was rumored … Continue reading

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July 10, 1212

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! July 10th, 1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burned most of the city to the ground. Henry Fitz-Ailwin de Londonestone First Mayor of London was finally let go after twenty-four consecutive … Continue reading

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June 29, 1613

On June 25, 1613 the first neighborhood insurance company is formed by the Garducci family, recent Sicilian immigrants to the Southwark Bridge Road Neighborhood. On June 28, Antonio Garducci went to the majority shareholders (brothers Richard and Cuthbert Burbage) of … Continue reading

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