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On this day in 1951 in Africa Libya gained independence from Britain.

On this day in Africa in 1904 German South West [now Namibia] Africa abolishes slavery of young children

On this day in Africa in 2005 Chad declares a state of war against Sudan in the wake of the Dec. 18 attack on the town of Adre, in which approximately 100 people were killed.

On this day in Africa in 1904 German South West [now Namibia] Africa abolishes slavery of young children.

On this day in the world in 1963 New York’s Idlewild Airport is renamed JFK Airport in honour of the murdered President Kennedy.

Born today in 1991 Louis William Tomlinson. He is an English pop singer, one of the members of the boy band ‘One Direction’. A young and dynamic performer, he is the heartthrob of millions of teenage girls across the globe and is especially very popular in his native England. He was exposed to the show business at a young age.On this day in Africa in 1904 German South West [now Namibia] Africa abolishes slavery of young children

It’s Christmas Eve! Christmas Eve occurs annually on the 24th of December. The anticipation of Christmas is often a cause for celebration. Stockings are hung. Last minute gifts are wrapped. Dishes are prepared for the big day. Cookies are left for Father Christmas. Churches open their doors for solemn services.

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