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In February 1990 the South African president announced the dismantling of apartheid
In 1993, US forces launched a disastrous raid against the Somali warlord, General Aideed
Norwegian polar explorer Borge Ousland was the first person to cross Antarctica alone.
The first time a case of sexual harassment came to court in India.
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On 26 January 1972 four Aboriginal men began a protest about land rights in Australia
Roald Dahl's book, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, was published in January 1964
In early 1977 far-right gunmen killed five people at a law firm in Atocha Street, Madrid
Microwave ovens for domestic kitchens first became widely available in 1967.
The fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons launched in January 1974.