This Day in History
At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chines…
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Category: Gold Rush
Why did the discovery of gold in California lead to a dramatic rate of inflation in the cost of food itself?
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