18 September 2021: This day in history

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


Source: Onthisday.com

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