THIS DAY IN HISTORY 24/03


HISTORICAL EVENTS:

1952 – Great demonstrations against apartheid in South-Africa

1959 – The Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.

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This day in #history 24/03

MARCH 24TH

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1924 – Greece becomes a republic

1930 – Planet Pluto named

1941 – British troops defeat British Somalia

1941 – German troops occupy El Agheila Libya

1952 – Great demonstrations against apartheid in South-Africa

1959 – The Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.

1972 – Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland

1999 – Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.

2008 – Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1733 – Joseph Priestley, England, Birstall England, clergyman/scientist (discovered oxygen)

1834 – John Wesley Powell, US, geologist/explorer/ethnologist

1866 – Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer

1874 – Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist

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1912 – Dorothy Irene Height, president (national council of…

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