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In India, the Anglican bishop of Calcutta falls into the Ganges and is swept away and drowned.

South Asia, 1857, zoomable map
10/06/1866

The leading Church of England clergyman on the Indian sub-continent, the Right Reverend George Edward Lynch Cotton, the Bishop of Calcutta since 1858, was known for his educational efforts, founding schools for Europeand and Eurasian children in Calcutta and Bombay.  He had travelled to Kushtia in northern India to consecrate a cemetery and returning to his river boat slipped on the boarding plank and was swept away in the River Ganges.  His body was never found.  He was fifty-two years old.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Cotton," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 261.

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