"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
- Mahatma Gandhi

A timeline of Gandhi's life.

Date Event
Octomber 2 1869 Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is Born in Gujarat, India
1876 Begins Primary School in Rajkot
1881 Enters High School in Rajkot
May 1883 Marries Kasturbai Makhanji in an Arranged Child Marriage
1884 Gandhi Enters Rebellious Adolescent Phase, Engaging in Activities He Will Soon Reject
1885 His Father dies at 63
September 4 1888 Travels to London to train as a barrister
June 12 1891 He returns to India from London after passing the Bar
April 1893 Travels to South Africa to Work Under a Year-Long Contract with Dada Abdulla & Co., an Indian Firm
May 1893 He is Ejected from a South African Train, Motivating Him to Fight for Indian Rights in the British Colony
August 22 1894 Mahatma Gandhi Founds the Natal Indian Congress
January 10 1897 Gandhi is Nearly Lynched by White Settlers in Durban upon Returning from a Brief Trip to Fetch his Family in India
1899 Gandhi Organizes an Indian Ambulance Corps of 1100 Men During His Service in the Boer War
November 1904 Founds the Phoenix Settlement
1906 Organizes Stretcher-Bearer Corps that Serves During the Zulu Uprising
September 11 1906 Introduces Non-Violent Protest Philosophy of Satyagraha
January 10 1908 He is Arrested for the First Time, for Refusing to Carry an Obligatory ID Card in South Africa
May 30 1910 Gandhi Establishes the Tolstoy Farm, which Serves as a Base of Operations for His Activities in South Africa
November 6 1913 Begins "Great March" to Gain Indian Rights in South Africa
June 1914 Gandhi Suspends South African Struggle After Winning Passage of the Indian Relief Act
January 9 1915 Receives Hero's Welcome Upon Returning to India from South Africa
April 1917 Goes to Champaran to Investigate Conditions of Local Farmers
June 17 1917 Establishes Sabarmati Ashram
January 1918 Begins Advocating on Behalf of Farmers in Kheda Subject to Oppressive Taxation During a Famine
September 1920 The Gandhi Era of the Indian Independence Movement Begins with the Non-Cooperation Movement
December 1921 Gandhi is Given Exclusive Authority Over the Indian National Congress
March 10 1922 Gandhi is Arrested by the British Government on Charges of Inciting Violence at Chauri Chaura
February 1924 He is then Released from Prison After Serving Only Two Years of a Six-Year Sentence Following Surgery for Appendicitis
September 1924 Gandhi Begins Twenty-One Day Fast in an Attempt to Reconcile Hindus and Muslims
September 1925 Founds the All-India Spinners' Association
1927 Gandhi's 'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' is Published
January 26 1930 Declaration of the Independence of India
March 12 1930 Mahatma Gandhi Embarks on the Salt Satyagraha
April 6 1930 Arrives at Dandi, Gujarat, Concluding the Salt March
March 5 1931 Lord Irwin, Viceroy of India, Signs the Gandhi-Irwin Pact
August 29 1931 Gandhi Sets Sail for England to Represent the Indian National Congress at the Second Round Table Conference
December 28 1931 Arrives in Bombay After His Visit to Europe
September 1932 Begins Six-Day Fast to Protest Separate Elections for Untouchables
September 17 1934 Announces Retirement from Politics to Focus on Village Economics
April 30 1936 Gandhi Relocates Base of Operations to Sevagram, a Small Village Near Wardha in Central India
March 3 1939 Announces Fast-Unto-Death in the Effort to Form a People's Council in Rajkot
August 9 1942 Gandhi is Arrested, Along with the Entire Congress Working Committee
August 15 1942 Mahadev Desai, Gandhi's Personal Secretary, Dies From Heart Failure
February 22 1944 Kasturba Gandhi Dies at Age 74
January 12 1948 Gandhi Announces Fast to End Hindu/Muslim Violence in Delhi
January 30 1948 Mahatma Gandhi gets shot three times by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu Extremist