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Direct Action Day in 1946 Calcutta, India....

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August 17, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 17, 1946

* Direct Action Day
* Great Calcutta Killings
* Hindus and Muslims riot

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "90 Die, 900 Hurt in Calcutta As Moslems and Hindus Riot" (see) First report coverage on the Riots in Calcutta known as Direct Action Day. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 26 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century