The famed diarist Samuel Pepys kept a meticulous diary for years and years. It has proven to be a huge historical resource for looking into the lives of Londoners in the 1600s.

Pepys was also on hand to describe the Great Fire of London, which started September 5, 1666.

One website has been posting a diary entry every day from Pepys. Today's is August 28, 1666, which means that next Saturday, the Great Fire begins!