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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1975 – Independence from Portugal

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1972 –Twelve years after the banning of the ANC and Pan Africanist Congress, a new political movement, the Black People Convention is formed after a three day long conference in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

1984 –  A car bomb set off by the military wing of the ANC, explodes in Durban South Africa killing 5 and injuring 27 people

1987 – white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar

1990 – In Soweto, South Africa, Shanty town women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes

1954 –  ANC President Albert Luthuli banned by South African Minister of Justice from attending public gatherings and confined to the magisterial district of Lower Tugela, Nata

THE WORLD

1957 – The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reports that there is a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.

1691 – William III  defeats the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland.

1806 – The Confederation of the Rhine is established in Germany.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1817 – Henry David Thoreau, essayist, naturalist and poet ( Walden)

1854 – George Eastman, photography pioneer.

1884 – Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor

FAMOUS FOOTABALL BIRTHDAY 

1990 –Tex Whitelocke

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