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In London, a relief fund is launched for hundreds of thousands starving in north-west India

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03/28/1861
The Lord Mayor of London convened a meeting in his offices to embark on a fund-raising effort to mitigate a massive drought and famine in north-west India that had already killed hundreds of thousands.  The campaign spread across the country, raised £20,000 in a week and at its ending in July 1861, had collected £107,585. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 45-46.

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