This Day in History Entry #332

June 17th, 2015 by Wordsman

Though at first he could do naught but bawl
Shah Jahan knew that tears are too small
He’d ensure that not one
By the time he was done
Could forget his dear Mumtaz Mahal

Event: Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan, dies in childbirth. He would later commission the construction of the Taj Mahal to serve as her mausoleum.
Year: 1631
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