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AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1988 – Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security
1996 – Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa
1974 – New Zealand imposes a blanket ban on sports teams from South Africa
1992– South Africa beats Cameroon 1-0 in Durban in first FIFA sanctioned match after nearly 20 years international isolation during apartheid
AFRICA – [TANZANIA]
2003 – In northwestern Tanzania a bus rolled several times after one of its front tires burst killing at least 19 people and injuring 23 others.
1925 – Afrikaans is recognised as one of the official languages of South Africa, along with English and Dutch
1943 – Adolf Hitler makes the V-2 missile program a top priority in armament planning.
1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
1752 – Joseph-Marie Jacquard, French inventor, textile industry pioneer.
1887 – Marc Chagall, French painter and designer
1906 – Leroy “Satchel” page, baseball pitcher
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