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1826 – The Treaty of Yandabo marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War

24 February

The Treaty of Yandabo was the peace treaty that ended the First Anglo-Burmese War. The treaty was signed on this day in 1826, nearly two years after the war formally broke out on 5 March 1824, by General Sir Archibald Campbell on the British side, and the Governor of Legaing Maha Min Hla Kyaw Htin from the Burmese side. With the British army at Yandabo village, only 80 km (50 mi) from the capital Ava, the Burmese were forced to accept the British terms without discussion. Continue reading “1826 – The Treaty of Yandabo marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War”

1600 – The British East India Company is chartered

31 December

The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company and informally as John Company was an English and later British joint-stock company, formed to pursue trade with the East Indies, but which ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and Qing China. Continue reading “1600 – The British East India Company is chartered”

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