Thursday, September 19, 2019

On This Day in History

September 18, 2019

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1811  British East India Company force led by Baron Minto conquers Java, part of the Dutch East Indies, Stamford Raffles appointed lieutenant governor
1812  Great Fire of Moscow burns out after 5 days, 75% of the city destroyed and 12,000 killed
1873  Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, the start of the panic of 1873 and the Long depression
1914  Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent
1931  To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese
1947  The Central Intelligence Agency officially comes into existence after being established by President Truman in July
1976  Mao Zedong's funeral takes place in Beijing
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