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1919 The Ger­man Work­ers’ Party, which would be­come the Nazi Party, is founded. 1933 Con­struc­tion of the Golden Gate Bridge be­gins in San Fran­cisco Bay.

1945 The Soviet Union recog­nises the new pro-soviet govern­ment of Poland. 1957 In a speech given to the US Congress, Pres­i­dent Dwight D Eisen­hower an­nounces the es­tab­lish­ment of what will later be called the Eisen­hower Doc­trine. 1965 Mac Ma­haraj, Laloo Chiba, Ray­mond Nyanda and An­drew Ma­sondo ar­rive on Robben Is­land prison.

1968 Alexan­der Dubček comes to power; “Prague Spring” be­gins in Cze­choslo­vakia.

1970 The 7.1 megawatt Tong­hai earth­quake shakes Tong­hai County, Yun­nan prov­ince, China, with a max­i­mum Mer­calli in­ten­sity of X (Ex­treme). Be­tween 10 000-15 621 were killed and 26 783 were in­jured.

1972 US Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon or­ders the devel­op­ment of a Space Shut­tle pro­gramme.

1976 Start of daily tele­vi­sion trans­mis­sions in South Africa.

1976 The Kh­mer Rouge pro­claim the Con­sti­tu­tion of Demo­cratic Kam­puchea. 1985 US Se­na­tor Ed­ward Kennedy vis­its South Africa.

1991 The US Em­bassy to So­ma­lia in Mo­gadishu is evac­u­ated days af­ter vi­o­lence en­veloped Mo­gadishu dur­ing the So­mali civil war.

2007 Pre­to­ria High Court Judge Nkola Mo­tata is ar­rested. | African News Agency (ANA)

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