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The Dutch East India Company Officially Incorporated

Today on March 20, 1602, the States-General of the Netherlands formally incorporates the Dutch East India Company, becoming the world's first transnational corporation. The United...
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Charles II Grants A Royal Charter To The Hudson’s Bay Company

Today on May 2, 1670, King Charles II granted Prince Rupert a royal charter to form the Hudson’s Bay Company in North America. The Hudson’s...
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Prince Grigory Potemkin Founds The Black Sea Fleet

Today on May 13, 1783, Prince Grigory Potemkin founded the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Throughout the mid-eighteenth century, Russia focused its efforts on becoming a...

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