Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, who was shot to death on Jan. 30, 1948.
Thought some of you might like to see how the New York Times, led by Robert Trumbull, covered the story back then. You can find the coverage, including PDF links here.
It's part of SAJA's collection of landmark stories - a chance for you to see how SOME major front-page stories with South Asian connections were covered in the U.S. press (starting in 1857).
Trumbull's lead: "Mohandas K. Gandhi was killed by an assassin's bullet today. The assassin was a Hindu who fired three shots from a pistol at range of three feet."
Michaels's lead: " Mohandas K. Gandhi was assassinated today by a Hindu extremist whose act plunged India into sorrow and fear."
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