June 20, 2011

June 20: British Soldiers Die in Black Hole of Calcutta

On June 20, 1756, 146 men were crammed into a guard room meant to hold, at most, 3. Most of them died. Read article here.

Pictured: Memorial to the Black Hole of Calcutta. The room itself was destroyed shortly after the incident, when the fort was rebuilt.
Picture by Stereo-Travel Company, 1908.

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