Nelson Mandela Freed In 1990 the South African government released Nelson Mandela from Victor Verster Prison in Paarl, South Africa after more than 28 years of incarceration including more than 20 years in South Africa's most notorious prison, Robben Island. Here is the speech he gave in Cape Town, South Africa on February 11, the day of his release.
Today’s historical headline: Hundreds of lives are lost on the torpedoed Lusitania The British ship was suck by a German u-boat, and it was one of the contributing factors to the US’ joining the war on the side of the Allies.
On June 19, 1964 the US Senate passed the Civil Rights Bill by a vote of 73-27 after 54 working days of filibuster since it was introduced in March. This was the first time the Senate had invoked cloture since 1927. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill two weeks later on July 2, 1964. #TodayInBlackHistory