The Globe Theatre Burnt Down
The Globe Theatre was rebuilt in a great hurry, in the middle of the theatre season. It was destroyed even more quickly. On June 29, 1613, during a performance of Shakespeare's King Henry VIII, a cannon was shot off as sound effects to accompany an entrance of the King. A spark caught the thatched roof and flames broke out that were carried by the wind. The theatre had to be evacuated through it's two narrow doors and within 2 hours everything except for the foundations was a smoking ruin.