Thursday, September 16, 2010

On September 16

On this day in ...
... 1795 (215 years ago today), Dutch troops surrendered Cape Town 2 days after British troops entered the South African city at the Cape of Good Hope. Britain would relinquish the colony pursuant to the 1802 Treaty of Amiens, but would soon reclaim and hold it for the balance of the 19th century.

(Prior September 16 posts are here, here, and here.)

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