5 Oct 1864 60,000 are killed when a tropical cyclone hits Calcutta. On the same day, a 200-foot tsunami kills thousands in Kamaishi, Japan.
21 Mar 2002 "Proving someone urinated in public is a long procedure and the fine is ridiculously low. Instant justice is much better." Mayor of Calcutta Subrata Mukherjee, on his dispensing of an impromptu public spanking of a man's bare buttock. Far Eastern Economic Review.

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