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- 1897 Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, India, Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1,500 casualties).
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- 1929 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, British India
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