The London’s plague pits map that shows where the Black Death victims got buried

Overcrowded, dirty and awash with sewage…it’s hardly surprising that the bubonic plague flourished in the crowded streets of London. Over 15% of London’s population was wiped out between 1665 and 1666 alone, or some 100,000 people in the space of two years. But where did all these bodies go?

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Why an American bought the London Bridge

Born on this day, June 7 1761, Scottish civil engineer John Rennie was responsible for three important landmarks in central London: Waterloo Bridge, Southwark Bridge and London Bridge which, in an astonishing deal, was sold (yes, really sold) to an American tycoon in 1968. “London Bridge is falling down, falling down!” This was a popular children’s rhyme despite in the 1960s it wasn’t really falling down. However, surveys showed that it was sinking by about 2.5cm every eight years and, as a result, It would have to be replaced. Ivan…

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#TodayInHistory – June 7

June 7 – Some important events on this day. 1340 👉🏼 Rotterdam Netherlands founded 🇳🇱 1420 👉🏼 Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchate of Aquileia. 1494 👉🏼Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa. The treaty signed at Tordesillas in Spain on this day between Spain and Portugal divided up newly discovered lands between the two sea-faring powers along a meridian 370 leagues…

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