Mahatma Gandhi (The Great Soul). Leader of Indian nationalism.

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  • Mahatma Gandhi was born.

    Mahatma Gandhi was born.
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on october the second in 1869 in Porbandar, a coastal town on the Kathiawar Peninsula in India. He is also known as " the great-souled one".
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    Gandhi's Timespan

  • Gandhi expresses his feelings

    Gandhi expresses his feelings
    Gandhi liked to express his feelings in illustrated photographs. Example: Gandhi exprssing his feelings at age 7 at his birthplace in Porbandar.
  • Gandhi got married.

    Gandhi got married.
    Ghandi married a 14 year old girl named Kasturba when he was just 13 years old.
  • Gandhi's father died.

    Gandhi's father died.
    Gandhi's father, Karamchand Gandhi, died when Gandhi was 16 years old.
  • Gandhi's first son.

    Gandhi's first son born and died inmediatly.
  • Gandhi's High School Graduation

    Gandhi's High School Graduation
    Gandhi graduated from High Scholl at the age of 17.
  • Gandhi's second son.

    Gandhi's second son.
    Gandhi had his first son, but died after bieng born and the date was never published. Then Gandhi had a second son named Harilar which Gandhi had at age 18.
  • Grandhi moved to London.

    Gandhi moved to England, and began to train as a barrister and started studying law at the University College London.
  • Gandhi graduated as a Lawyer.

    Gandhi graduated as a Lawyer.
    Gandhi passes the bar exam and becomes a lawyer at Inner Temple Law School in the United Kingdom. His mother passed away while he was at school.
  • Gandhi back to India.

    Gandhi had to go back to India.
  • Gandhi's third son.

    Gandhi's third son.
    Gandhi's third son, Manilal Gandhi, was born.
  • Gandhi started his fight against racial discrimination

    After Gandhi is thrown off of a train in South Africa for refusing to move from his First Class seat to Third Class (even though he held a valid First Class ticket). The discrimination against Indians was common, but as a personal experience gives Gandhi resolve to fight racial discrimination.
  • Gandhi is contracted by Dada Abdulla & Co.

    Gandhi is contracted by Dada Abdulla & Co.
    Gandhi accepted a year-long contract from Dada Abdulla & Co.
  • Natal Indian Congress

    Natal Indian Congress
    Gandhi found the Natal Indian Congress to oppose a bill denying Indians the right to vote in South Africa. Although the bill passes, Gandhi successfully focuses a broad range of public attention on injustices against Indians even as far away as India and the UK.
  • Beating of Gandhi by mobs.

    Landing in Durban Harbor, South Africa, Gandhi is beaten up by a mob of white settlers. His life is saved when the wife of the Durban Police Chief stands between Gandhi and his attackers. Because of media attention to the event, the colonial government is forced to arrest members of the mob but Gandhi refuses to press charges. Gandhi gains increased public admiration and support. His attackers offer a public apology.
  • Gandhi's fourth son.

    Gandhi's fourth son.
    Gandhi's fourth son, Ramdas Gandhi, was born.
  • Gandhi's big career

    Gandhi had a great career as a barrister in Johannesburg.
  • Gandhi as a driver volunteer.

    Gandhi volunteered driving with a group of ambulance drivers.
  • Gandhi's fifth son.

    Gandhi's fifth son.
    Gandhis fifth and youngest son, Devdas Gandhi, was born.
  • Gandhi's pact with British

    Gandhi encouraged the British to recruit Indians when the British declared war against the Zulu Kingdom in Natal.
  • Gandhi's principal of non-violent protest

    Gandhi's principal of non-violent protest
    Gandhi develops his principals of non-violent protest “satyagraha” (devotion to the truth or “soul force”), when the South African colonial government enacts the “Asian Population Registration Act” where all residents of Asian countries, including India, had to register their name, age, address, job, and other personal information and carry a card with their finger prints.
  • Gandhi and his fellow protest against registrtion card

    Gandhi and his fellow protest against registrtion card
    Gandhi and 2,000 fellow Indians in Johannesburg burn their registration cards in protest. Even as Gandhi and other leaders are repeatedly arrested over 6 years of protest, non-violent rallies continue to grow in size.
  • Gandhi's six year of disobedience.

    Gandhi's six year of disobedience.
    Gandhi had a successful conclusion of a six-year civil disobedience campaign in South Africa.
  • Abolished of Asian registration

    Abolished of Asian registration
    The Asian Population Registration Act is abolished.
  • Gandhi's movement in Gujarat

    After Gandhi’s return to India but he had a resistance movement in Gujarat.
  • Rowlatt Act by British Goverment

    Rowlatt Act by British Goverment
    The British Government passes the Rowlatt Act which gives authority and power to arrest people and keep them in prisons without any trial if they are suspected with the charge of terrorism. The Indian National Congress starts the Hartal Movement where thousands of Indians stop working and stop selling and buying British goods in protest. Unfortunately, violent riots also occur. At Amritsar, 379 Indians are killed and 1,000 are seriously injured.
  • Gandhi's boycott to British

    Gandhi gets people to more intently boycott British products and encourages people to start making their own clothes rather than buying British clothing.
  • Letter from Gandhi to Lord Irwin

    Gandhi’s colleague Reginald Reynolds, hand delivery letter from Gandhi to the Lord Irwin with his historic proclamation of civil disobedience.
  • One of the Most dramatic moment in India.

    One of the Most dramatic moment in India.
    Gandhi now 61 years old, travels 320 km (200 miles) on foot for 24 days to Dandi to make his own salt. Others follow. Gandhi is again imprisoned. Was the most dramatic moment in modern India.
  • Gandhi Pick up salt which was ilegal.

    Gandhi Pick up salt which was ilegal.
    Gandhi picked up natural salt from the ground which is illegal but he did it to show and inspire the nation to civil disobedience.
  • Time Magazine

    The Time Magazine name Gandhi the Man of the Year in 1930.
  • Gandhi's resignation from congress.

    Gandhi resigned from Congress party membership.
  • Nobel Peace Prize nomination

    Between 1937 and 1948, Gandhi recieved five nomination for the Novel Peace Prize but did not won.
  • Gandhi's another imprisioned.

    Gandhi launches the Quit India campaign declaring India’s independence from British rule. Gandhi is imprisoned.
  • Gandhi's fasted for 21 days

    Gandhi's fasted for 21 days
    Gandhi (73 year old) starts a hunger strike that lasts for 21 days.
  • Gandhi's wife death.

    His wife Kasturba died after 18 months imprisonment.
  • Gandhi's release from prision

    Gandhi's release from prision
    Fearful that Gandhi would die in prison due to failing health and become a martyr, he and other leaders are released.
  • Gandhi's biggest walk

    Gandhi's biggest walk
    Gandhi walked 116 miles through riot- torn Noakhali, Bengal calming the Hindu-Muslin conflict that happened in India’s Civil war.
  • Gandhi's fasted in non-violent action

    Gandhi's fasted in non-violent action
    Gandhi fasted in Calcutta during August 15-September which was a dramatic success in the world, and received congratulations from Lord Mountbatten the last British Viceroy. He received a letter as a testimony to the power of non-violent action.
  • Gandhi's last wrote note.

    Gandhi's last wrote note.
    Gandhi wrote to a couple in Gandhi’s Satyagraha ashram with the last testament of his deepest belief.
  • Gandhi's fast against violence

    Gandhi (now 77 years old) starts another fast. Five days into the fast, India makes payment to Pakistan and Hindu, Muslim and Sikh community leaders agree to renounce violence and call for peace.
  • Gandhi's Death

    Gandhi's Death
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is killed by a member of a Hindu organization (Nathuram Godse) angered by Gandhi’s peacemaking efforts. Gandhi was shot on his way to evening prayers. His memory and teachings live on in the non-violent peace movements of today.
  • Gandhi's procession and cremation

    Gandhi's procession and cremation
    More than one million people followed the procession as Gandhi's body was carried in state through the streets of the city and cremated on the banks of the holy Jumna River.
  • Unesco proposed International Nonviolence Day

    Unesco made first proposed to declared Gandhi's birthday as a International Day of Nonviolence.
  • National Holiday

    Gandhi's birthday, October 2nd is a National Holdiay in Indian.
  • Gandhi's death commemorated

    Gandhi's death commemorated
    Gandhi's date of death, January 30th, is commemorated as a Martyr's Day in India.
  • Government of Indian awards

    The goverment of India awards the annual Gandhi Peace Prize to distinguished social workers, world leaders and citizens.
  • Person of the Century

    Gandhi was the runner-up tp Albert Einstein as " Person of the Century" at the end of 1999.
  • School Day of Nonviolence and Peace

    On January 30 (anniversary of Gandhi's death) is observed in many country as a School Day of nonviolence and Peace and the Southern Hemisphere is observed in March 30.
  • Gandhi's birthday is declared a Holiday

    United Nations General Assembly declared Gandhi's birthday as International Day of Nonviolence.
  • Time Magazine

    The Time Magazine named Gandhi one of the top 25 political icons of all time.