1791 – In Britain, the first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, is published by entrepreneur W S Bourne.

1829 – Defying fierce local opposition, British Governor-General Lord William Bentinck issues a regulation declaring that anyone who facilitates suttee in Bengal is guilty of culpable homicide. Suttee was the practice of a widow sacrificing herself by sitting atop her deceased husband’s funeral pyre

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