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  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Life magazine

    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Life magazine February 2016 - February 9, 1968: Life magazine features an article titled “Year of the Guru,” much of which follows the popularity in Europe and the U.S. of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, spiritual advisor of the Beatles.

  • U.S. Postal Service issues Gandhi stamp

    U.S. Postal Service issues Gandhi stamp January 2016 - January 26, 1961: The US Postal Service issues stamps honoring Mahatma Gandhi in the “Champions of Liberty” series. The US was the 2nd country to issue a stamp honoring Gandhi after India.

  • South Carolina’s first female and Indian born governor

    South Carolina’s first female and Indian born governor January 2016 - January 12, 2011: Nikki Haley assumes office as the governor of South Carolina. Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina, to an Indian Sikh family, she is one of 2 sitting Indian-American governors.

  • President Barack Obama joins PM Modi in Delhi’s Republic Day parade

    President Barack Obama joins PM Modi in Delhi’s Republic Day parade January 2016 - January 26, 2015: President Barack Obama joins Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi’s Republic Day parade. Obama was the first U.S. head of state to attend the parade.

  • Friends of India’s Freedom in New York

    Friends of India’s Freedom in New York December 2015 - December 10, 1924—the Friends of Freedom for India holds a dinner in New York. Led by an American woman and an Indian man, they worked for Indian political refugees and for Indian independence.

  • Mahesh Chandra Bansal, oldest Indian-American in his time

    Mahesh Chandra Bansal, oldest Indian-American in his time December 2015 - December 13, 1981—Mahesh Chandra Bansal, thought to be one of the oldest Indian-Americans at the time, dies in Los Angeles. Coming from India in 1910, he studied at Berkeley and Stanford and was active in politics.

  • A Landmark Meeting in Indo-US History

    A Landmark Meeting in Indo-US History December 2015 - December 3, 2008—Condoleezza Rice meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Mukherjee in New Delhi. Earlier, she and Mukherjee met in D.C. on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.

  • Diwali ‘Mubarack’!

    Diwali ‘Mubarack’! November 2015 - November 6, 2010 - President Barack Obama makes a state visit to India. The year prior, he became the first U.S. president to host a Diwali celebration at the White House. He made this statement: “Last year, I marked this holiday as many will this weekend––by lighting the diya, or lamp. This lamp symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.”

  • America’s “first Hindoo funeral”

    America’s “first Hindoo funeral” November 2015 - November 3, 1906 - An article in the Oregonian records the alleged “first Hindoo funeral and cremation ever solemnized” in the United States.

  • Letter from First Lady Mrs. Roosevelt

    Letter from First Lady Mrs. Roosevelt November 2015 - November 28, 1933 - A letter is sent from the secretary of First Lady Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt to Bhagwan Singh Gyanee. Gyanee was one of the leaders of the Ghadar Party, a U.S. based organization that fought for India’s independence.

 

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