This Day in Jewish History 1897: A Diamond Magnate Drowns Under Mysterious Circumstances

Barney Barnato, boxer, bouncer and father of the diamond syndicate, invented the concept of keeping the market hungry.

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On June 14, 1897, the South African diamond magnate Barney Barnato, who was for some time one of the world’s wealthiest men, drowned after falling – or jumping – from a boat into the Atlantic, off the island...