July 1, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1997 the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, finally found the receipt from when the British Crown originally purchased Hong Kong from China in 1841 and was able to return the island. China refused to refund England its full price back as Hong Kong had been removed from its container and no longer in near mint condition.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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