Today in History: 13 April 1896 Baron Hirsch

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Today in History
13 April 1896 Baron Hirsch died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Hungary. Many well-known figures of Europe participated in the funeral in Paris. Hirsch left behind a legacy of 800 million francs acquired from most Rumelia railways. The 180 million left this to the Jewish charities and the 50 million Frank to the Jewish colony in Argentina. The Thessaloniki-Istanbul Ilisis Line was opened. In September 1893, the concession of the line was given to the French.


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