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What Happened on June 7, 1665

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryGreat Plague of London

Great Plague of London: Samuel Pepys writes in his diary of houses marked with a red cross in London's Drury Lane, meaning somebody inside is infected with the plague and must be locked in for 40 days or until death
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Drivers of death carts in London would go street-to-street extolling people to
Drivers of death carts in London would go street-to-street extolling people to "bring out your dead" at the height of the London plague outbreak in 1665

1665 Highlights

About June 7, 1665

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 354 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini