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20/06/1756
The Nawab of Bengal imprisons 140 British soldiers and civilians in the Black Hole of Calcutta, a room 18 feet by 14 feet. Only 23 survive the night.
02/10/1869
Mahatma Gandhi is born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
19/11/1917
Indira Gandhi is born in Allahabad.
18/03/1922
Mahatma Gandhi is sentenced to prison in India for civil disobedience.
06/01/1929
Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to teach at St. Mary's High School.
12/03/1930
Mahatma Gandhi leads thousands of Indians in a 200 mile march to protest at the British tax on salt.
08/05/1933
Mahatma Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest againt the actions of the British.
15/08/1947
India gains independence from British rule.
30/01/1948
Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi is murdered by a Hindu extremist
26/01/1950
The independent republic of India is born as the new president replaces the King as head of state and a new constitution is adopted.
10/02/1952
India's first general elections pass off peacefully, and return Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to power.
27/05/1964
India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru dies from coronary thrombosis at the age of 74.
19/01/1966
Newly elected Indira Gandhi pledges to create a climate of peace adding that she would honour the peace agreement with Pakistan.
07/01/1980
Indira Gandhi wins a land slide victory in Indian elections
06/06/1984
Indian troops storm the Sikh Golden Temple at Amritsar to expel armed extremists.

 

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