1863 - Swami Vivekananda was born to an orthodox Hindu family in in Shimla Pally, Kolkata, West Bengal, India on the 12th of January as the son of Viswanath Dutta and Bhuvaneswari Devi.
1881 - From an early age he began to have spiritual experiences and at the age of 18 felt an overwhelming desire to “See God”.
1893 - Gave a Speech to World Parliament of Religions.
1897 - He arrived in America as an anonymous and penniless sannyasin (wandering monk). He had travelled to America as a representative of Hinduism and the ancient Indian tradition of Vedanta.
1902 - Passed away at the young age of 39, on the 4th of July but he achieved a remarkable amount in this short time on earth.
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