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Today in History


On this day in 1820, the Astronomical Society of London, now the Royal Astronomical Society, was founded in England.


On this day in 1875, Kwang-su became Emperor of China.


On this day in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi began his final fast in an effort to drive the British out of India.


On this day in 1995, a major earthquake killed 5,092 people in Kobe, Japan.