London, UK - England Factoid
Throughout its tumultuous 2,000-year history, England has had to weather devastating tragedies. The Plague of 1348 (Black Death) virtually cut London's population in half. The Great Plague of 1664 killed nearly 100,000 people. The year 1666 brought the end of the Great Plague but ushered in the Great Fire, which all but destroyed the city. More recently, during World War II, the Germans inflicted great damage to the city with repeated bombings.