January 10

Amber pages

Arrival of first tea from India. Date? 1610. And it wasn't England - it was Holland. And they brought it from China, not India (though via India), so why wasn't it called Cha, rather than Tay?

The first underground railway opened in London, today in 1863: the Metropolitan Line, between Paddington (then called Bishop's Road) and Farringdon Street

The League of Nations came into being, toay in 1920; presumably the next was chosen deliberately to coincide

The first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, in London (England, not Ontario), today in 1946. The charter had been signed the previous June 26th. The building in New York opened on August 21st 1950

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