May 31, 1880

On This Date in! in 1880, Sunabdha Kumariratana, the Royal Princess of Thailand was on her way to the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace being carried by the Royal Boat when it capsized and threw her and other members of the Royal Family into the water. Sunabdha drowned even though there were many onlookers who observed the boat sinking and saw the Princess struggling and drowning. The reason why no one would help her was because of they were forbidden on pain of death to touch her, even to save her life.

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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