Exploring History
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Exploring History

A drawing of the dungeon (Public domain)

The Black Hole of Calcutta

In the year 1756, the East India Company had established a trading fort in the Indian city of Calcutta. The fort was erected to protect the harbor from locals and the pesky French who were keen on elbowing their way in on British trade interests in the region. Unfortunately, the construction of the fort…

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