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On 8 October 1856, a British flagged Chinese vessel was seized and the Second Opium War began.
Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrived in Los Angeles on 8 September 1916
The first successful unaided swim of the English Channel began on 24 August 1875
On 21 July 356 BC, the day Alexander the Great was said to have been born, the temple burned to the ground.
The wife of the Mughal Emperor died in 1631.
Found guilty of fraud, the French chemist was executed on 8 May 1794.
Having produced, directed and starred in a lascivious play, West was charged with ‘corrupting the morals of youth’ on 19 April 1927.
A secret communication between Germany and Mexico was exposed on 3 March 1917.
A dog sled relay came to the rescue of an epidemic-struck Alaskan community on 2 February 1925.
On 28 January 1393 a party at the French royal residence ended in tragedy.