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Tunisia: The self-emulation of Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi sparks the Jasmin Revolution

Friday, 17 December 2010
Twenty-six-year-old street vendor, Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself alight after local Tunisian police confiscated his wheelbarrow full of fresh produce and publically humiliated him...
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22 June 1946 —The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of ...read more
1768 Industrial Revolution: Hargreaves perfects his spinning jenny. 1769     Industrial Revolution ...read more
1867 Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley. 1867 Diamond mining begins in Griqualand West. 1872 ...read more
1940s The oldest Human Immunodeficiency Virus-2 (HIV-2) jumps from animals to humans, according to a Washington-based ...read more
1910 First general election that followed the establishment of the Union of South Africa. Only White males had the ...read more
1948 26 May, DF Malan's National Party government follows up its election victory with the introduction of ...read more
1859 After protracted negotiations between the Natal Government and the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, ...read more
The earliest human ancestors (Homo erectus and Homo habilis) have their origin in East Africa more than 2 million years ...read more
Segregationist Legislation Timeline, 1856-1979 from the 1856 - 1910, Masters and Servants Acts to the Industrial ...read more

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