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In southern England, two-time British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston dies, aged 80.

Lord Palmerston, detail
10/18/1865
Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston died at his Hertfordshire country home two days before his eighty-first birthday. In his more than a dozen years as Foreign Secretary and two terms as Prime Minister of Great Britain, Palmerston had played a vital role in often strained Anglo-American relations over a long period and his death was widely remarked upon in the American press. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
David Brown, Palmerston: A Biography (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010), Introduction. 

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