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date: 30 Jan
The Death of Mohandas K. Gandhi - 30th January 1948 -    At 5.10pm on 30th January Gandhi entered the garden of Birla House, New Delhi, to attend an evening prayer meeting. He ascended the four steps to the prayer mandap, a platform put up for the...
tags:
  • 20th Century
  • Assassination
  • Biography
  • Politics
  • Religion
date: 05 Nov
5th November 1605  -  "Remember, Remember; The Fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason and plot; I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!” This was an English Folk Verse from around 1870. It is true too. It never has...
tags:
  • 17th Century
  • Assassination
  • Politics
  • This week in history
date: 02 Aug
2nd August 1100  -  Accident or assassination?  “William Rufus had a red face, yellow hair, different coloured eyes, astonishing strength, though not very tall and his belly rather projecting. He had a stutter, especially when angry.   The day...
tags:
  • 12th Century
  • Assassination
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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date: 11 May
11th May 1812  -  On a sunny Monday in May at 5.15pm the British Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval, walked into the lobby of the House of Commons on his way to the chamber. A man sitting quietly near the fireplace, in an overcoat, walked slowly...
tags:
  • 19th Century
  • Assassination
  • Politics
  • This week in history