Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Today in history. Gandhi and Jackson assassination

Today in history...

On January 29, 1948, Gandhi suggested disbanding of the Congress as a political forum. On the very next day, January 30, 1948, Godse killed Gandhi. He approached Gandhi on the way to a prayer meeting and bowed. A girl accompanying Gandhi told Godse, "Brother, Bapu is already late" and tried to put him off, but Godse pushed her aside and shot Gandhi three times at point-blank range in the chest.

Also on this day in 1835, Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. president to be targeted by an assassin. The man attempted shooting him with 2 guns and both misfired, Andrew Jackson and Davy Crocket are reported to have then beat the man up.

A strange day in history...

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