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Today in History: 28 March 1959


China Dissolves the Government of Tibet

On this day in 1959, the Government of Tibet was dissolved by the occupying Chinese. To this day, the government in exile resides in Dharamsala, India.

ABOVE: Tibet – History of A Tragedy

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Tibet

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Today in History: 20 March 1760


USA: A ‘Great Fire’ of Boston

On this day in 1760, the greatest fire up to that time (in Boston) destroyed a large area of Boston in the United States. Some 349 buildings, including homes and shops were destroyed, and over 1000 people rendered homeless. Though a great tragedy for Boston, this great city suffered from many like disasters, as can be seen in the article linked to below.

For more, visit:
http://massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=86
http://www.kellscraft.com/GreatFireOfBoston/GreatFireofBostonCh02.html
http://www.archive.org/details/godshandproviden00mayh

For an account of the Great Fire of Boston in 1872 (November 9  10), visit:
http://www.archive.org/details/historyofgreatfi00conw
http://www.kellscraft.com/GreatFireOfBoston/GreatFireofBostonContentPage.html

 


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