5 September 2021: This day in history

1666: Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead

1774: Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1839: The First Opium War begins in China

2017: Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 185mph (280km/h)


Source: Onthisday.com

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