The British Mrs. O'Leary: Thomas Farynor, royal baker to King Charles II of England
His "Cow": His oven, which sparked a fire in the middle of the night on September 1, 1666.
Oops: Around 2 a.m., smoke woke up the Farynor family and their servants in the house above the bakery. Luckily, the entire lot managed to escape—all except for one maid who was too frightened to run and became the fire's first victim. The blaze quickly spread, but surprisingly, the conflagration... READ ON