politics

12th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Jacob Zuma (ex-President of South Africa)

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Died:

1988 Alan Paton (South African author – “Cry The Beloved Country”, and anti-apartheid activist)

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On This Day:

1946 Syria gains independence (from France)

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10th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1915 Harry Morgan (actor – M*A*S*H, Dragnet)

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Died:

1993 Chris Hani (Secretary General of the South African Communist Party)

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On This Day:

1841 The New York Tribune begins publishing

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9th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1926 Hugh Hefner (Playboy magazine)

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Died:

1626 Francis Bacon (statesman and philosopher)

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On This Day:

1918 Latvia proclaims its independence

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6th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1911 Ronald Reagan (40th President of the USA and actor)

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Died:

2017 Joost van der Westhuizen (Springbok rugby player)

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On This Day:

1935 Monopoly, the board game, goes on sale

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24th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1941 Neil Diamond (musician and singer)

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Died:

1965 Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister during WW2)

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On This Day:

1908 Robert Baden Powell publishes “Scouting For Boys”

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11th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1815 John A Macdonald (1st Prime Minister of Canada)

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Died:

1928 Thomas Hardy (author & poet – Far From The Madding Crowd)

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On This Day:

1864 Charing Cross Station opens (London)

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15th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1708 William Pitt The Elder (British Prime Minister)

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Died:

1998 Stokely Carmichael (Civil Rights activist)

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On This Day:

1920 League of Nations holds its first meeting (in Geneva)

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