1600s / 17th century history on the 2nd of September
1666 : The Great Fire of London broke out of control, and swept through central London in 3 days. The fire destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul’s Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. Approximately 85% of the city inhabitants became homeless.
1700s / 18th century history on the 2nd of September
1789 : The United States Department of the Treasury was founded. Official website : home.treasury.gov