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1 January Battle of Artois and Champagne in France begins. 31 January 1915 The German Army makes use of poison gas for ...read more
The outbreak of the First World War was precipitated by the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Franz ...read more
1972 October and December - Strikes at the Durban docks October 1972 - when new wages for dockworkers were not ...read more
1940 - 1948 1942 August 9, Gandhi is arrested in the early hours of the morning under the Defence of India Rules ...read more
Pre-1860s South Africa is still a predominantly agrarian 1860s-1880s This period marks a turning point in South ...read more
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18 February The German colony of Cameroon falls to French and British forces after 17 months of fighting. 21 February ...read more
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After the ascension to power of the National Party (NP) in 1948, legislation that further alienated people from their ...read more

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