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This Week in History


January 29, 1936

Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and Walter Johnson become the first-ever players to be inducted into the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame.

January 30, 1948

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.

February 1, 1884

The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published.

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