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H.M.S. Cyclops bombards Jeddah

07/25/1858 to 07/26/1858

The British warship H.M.S. Cyclops bombards the Arabian port of Jeddah so as to force the Turkish Government to give up the murderers of the Christians, including the British Vice-Consul and the wife of the French Consul, killed in the rioting of the previous month.  The Turkish Government accedes to these demands after two days of shelling and in August eleven men are executed for these crimes. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 371.
The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1858 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1859), 268.


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