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Dutch troops take and destroy Watapone, the capital of the Celebes in Indonesia

01/20/1860
Dutch troops under General van Swieten, aided by troops of the pretender to the throne of the island, culminate their swift campaign to subdue Celebes  --Sulawesi in present day Indonesia -- with the capture and destruction the inland capital of Watapone.  The ruling dynasty was then deposed and the pretender, Aru Palakka, installed on the throne.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Paul H. Kratoska, South East Asia, Colonial History: Empire-building in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Routledge, 2001), 162.

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