I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
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.