Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Events) for Wednesday, July 19, 2017:
In June 1986 a bakers union expressed regret for a disaster in this European city 320 years before
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Keith Fudge, a policy analyst from Washington, D.C.
||Nancy Bauer, a market research director from Oak Park, Illinois
||Deborah Elliott, an educator from Cleveland, Ohio (2-day total: $56,600)
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September 1666’s Great Fire of London began in the shop of Thomas Faryner, the king’s baker. It was said that he failed to douse his oven before going to sleep on September 1, 1666. Though there were no fatalities, over 13,000 homes were destroyed in a 450-acre area.
The Worshipful Company of Bakers used 1986 as its opportunity to officially apologize as a way of marking the 500th anniversary of receiving its guild charter by King Henry VII.
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