TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Pretoria News - - OPINION -

1879 1967

The Bri­tish-Zulu War be­gins The Chi­nese army pledges sup­port to Mao Ze­dong dur­ing the Cul­tural rev­o­lu­tion.

Break­away Bi­afra sur­ren­ders, end­ing a 32-month Nige­rian civil war.

Ro­ma­nia’s in­terim pres­i­dent, Ion lli­escu, an­nounces that the Com­mu­nist Party is out­lawed.

US Congress grants Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Bush author­ity to use force to drive Iraq from Kuwait.

Pres­i­dent Pervez Mushar­raf an­nounces mea­sures to curb ex­trem­ism in Pak­istan.

A woman who spent seven years on Iran’s death row is re­prieved af­ter the fam­ily of the per­son she killed drop their de­mand for her ex­e­cu­tion.

Con­struc­tion work­ers in Poland un­earth a World War II mass grave con­tain­ing bod­ies be­lieved to be of 1 800 Ger­mans who dis­ap­peared dur­ing the Soviet Army’s march to Ber­lin.

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