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This Day in History for January 30 – Mohandas Gandhi Assassinated and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1835 – In the House chamber of the US Capitol, President Andrew Jackson survives the first attempt against the life of a US president (More info)

1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany (More info)

1948 – Mohandas Gandhi, the world’s chief advocate of non-violence, is assassinated in New Delhi by a terrorist sponsored by a right-wing Hindu militia group (More info)

1969 – The Beatles’ last public performance takes place on the roof of Apple Records in London (More info)

1972 – British Paratroopers kill 14 unarmed civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland in an event that becomes known as “Bloody Sunday” (More info)

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