Baron Clive

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British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)

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Anniversaries: 1547: Birth of Spanish playwright and novelist Miguel de Cervantes; 1725: Birth of Robert Clive, Baron Clive of Plassey; 1829: The police force inaugurated by Sir Robert Peel started duty in London; 1899: Birth of holiday camp pioneer Sir Billy Butlin; 1918: The Allies broke through the Hindenburg Line; 1930: The Whitehall theatre in London opened; 1938: The Munich Agreement signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Neville Chamberlain; 1952: British speed record holder John Cobb killed when his jet-engined Crusader crashed on Loch Ness; 1959: Death of cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather.
He returned to England in 1760 and was honoured with the title of Baron Clive of Plassey.