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Jan 30, 1948: Gandhi Assassinated

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi’s Vaishnava mother was deeply religious and early on

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December 10, 1948: United Nations Adopts The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Exactly 62 years ago today, the United Nations adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Making today, International Human Rights Day. America’s first lady at the time, Eleanor Roosevelt helped inspire the 1948 agreement. A global pledge critics say the

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