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Abdülaziz I of Turkey becomes the first Ottoman Emperor to visit the United Kingdom.

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07/15/1867

Abdülaziz I, Sultan of Turkey, became the first Ottoman Emperor to visit western Europe when he journeyed to the Paris Industrial Exhibition and then on to the United Kingdom.  In the morning on this day he arrived with his entourage at Dover from Boulogne and was welcomed by the Prince of Wales. The Sultan then spent twelve days in London, staying at Buckingham Palace, where he was entertained with a full schedule of activities ranging from a full review of the Royal Navy's Home Fleet to a performance at the Royal Opera House and a visit to the National Rifle Association's annual encampment on Wimbledon Common.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle of Remarkable Occurences in 1867", The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1867 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1868), 94-109.

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