January 30 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi is Assassinated in New Delhi

January 30 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi is Assassinated in New Delhi3 (60%) 1 vote Mahatma Gandhi, walking through the garden of Birla House in New Delhi with his arms around two of his granddaughters, felt as if the evening of January 30, 1948 would be just like most others. On his way to the evening prayer meeting, however, a young man emerged from the adoring crowd and shot him three times, assassinating one of the most beloved figures the world has ever known. From a very early age, Gandhi’s mother impressed the values of Jainism upon him. Built upon personal responsibility for salvation and a commitment to non-violence, it is […]

January 30 1649 – King Charles I of England is executed

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January 30 1649 – King Charles I of England is executedRate this post On January 30, 1649, Stuart King Charles I was convicted of high treason and executed following the Second Civil War of England. The trial and execution of Charles I became a central episode in the history of Stuart England. Charles I (born in November 1600) became the monarch of England, Scotland, and Ireland on March 27, 1625. His father, King James VI, was the monarch of Scotland but inherited the throne of England. In 1612, when his elder brother died Charles I became heir apparent. Following an unsuccessful attempt at marrying a Spanish Habsburg princess, Charles assumed […]