Saturday, March 21, 2009

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Today remains Saturday, 21 March 2009.

On this date in 1685 , Johann Sebastian Bach was born.

On this date in 1960 Blacks in South Africa rallied peacefully against the pass laws, which required them to carry identity and travel documents at all times, under threat of imprisonment. At Sharpeville, near Johannesburg, white police assassinated 56 and wounded 162. The result was a civil disobedience campaign and, eventually, armed resistance to the white racist dictatorship.


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