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On this day:

1756: Black Hole Incident of Calcutta: 146 British soldiers, Anglo-Indian soldiers and Indian civilians are imprisoned in a small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die from suffocation and heat exhaustion

1837: Victoria becomes Queen of the United Kingdom

Born on this day:

1952: Vikram Seth, Indian poet and novelist of ‘A Suitable Boy’

Gone on this day:

1966: Georges LemaƮtre, Belgian priest, astronomer, cosmologist

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