29th January 1888
Edward Lear, poet and author, died. 130 years.
30th January 1948
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the pre-eminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India was assassinated in New Delhi. 70 years.
30th January 1968
The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched. 50 years.

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