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this day in the yesteryear: Singapore Established as a Trading Post (1819)


Singapore Established as a Trading Post (1819)

A trading center as early as the 14th century, Singapore was later part of Johor, a region of the southern Malay Peninsula. In 1819, the island of Singapore was ceded to the British East India Company, and the city was founded the same year by Sir Thomas Raffles. Under Raffles’ direction, Singapore developed a vital role in the lucrative China trade. Today, the city is one of the world’s biggest ports. The earliest known settlement on the island of Singapore was referred to by what name? More… Discuss

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Antonin Dvorak – Romance in F minor Op 11 – Violin and piano


Antonin Dvorak – Romance in F minor Op 11 – Violin and piano

word: umbrage


umbrage

Definition: (noun) A feeling of anger caused by being offended.
Synonyms: offense
Usage: I had tried to phrase it politely, but he still took umbrage at my question. Discuss