Jinnah, Muhammad Ali
1876 - Born in Wazir Mansion, Karachi, Sindh on the 25th of December.
1892 - Jinnah was offered an apprenticeship at the London office of Graham's Shipping and Trading Company, a business that had extensive dealings with Jinnahbhai Poonja's firm in Karachi.
1896 - Jinnah joined the Indian National Congress, which was the largest Indian political organisation.
1905 - His reputation as a skilled lawyer prompted Indian leader Bal Gangadhar Tilak to hire him as defence counsel for his sedition trial.
1906 - Jinnah had initially avoided joining the All India Muslim League.
1910 - On the 25th of January, Jinnah became a member on the sixty-member Imperial Legislative Council.
1918 - Jinnah's problems with the Congress began with the ascent of Mohandas Gandhi.
1920 - Jinnah resigned from the Congress, warning that Gandhi's method of mass struggle would lead to divisions between Hindus and Muslims and within the two communities.
1927 - Jinnah entered negotiations with Muslim and Hindu leaders on the issue of a future constitution, during the struggle against the all-British Simon Commission.
1941 - Jinnah founded Dawn a major newspaper that helped him propagate the League's point of views.
1943 - On the 26th of July, Jinnah was stabbed and wounded by a member of the extremist Khaksars in an attempted assassination.
1948 - Died on the 11th of September.
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