On this day in History 1/20

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Hong Kong Island signed over to Britain

A South China deep-water harbor, and island of about 3,000 residents, is ceded to the United Kingdom after its victory in the First Opium War. China will regain sovereignty in 1997.

Courtesy of Diliff, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Author: Tom M

Curator @ Echoes of History. Lover of History, Travel, Politics, Music, Space and Haunted Locations. 25 years of experience in Music Industry working at MI5 Recordings & Universal Music Group. Preserving history each moment at a time.

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