1857 : The First War of Independence

The Oath of Allegiance is held by Sau Hou Chang of Macau at a naturalization ceremony at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis. 101 new citizens were naturalized at the ceremony, which was part of an annual celebration of Independence Day by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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People gather at a sight where remains of several people were unearthed from a well in the premises of a Gurudwara in Ajnala, outskirts of Amritsar. Experts are examining the claims that the remains exhumed here belong to hundreds of soldiers who were executed in 1857 after they revolted against the British rule.

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