Monday, March 21, 2011

T.D.I.H. - Mar 18

The last apartheid era leader of South Africa, F. W. de Klerk was born on this date in 1936. In a tiny bit of irony, the White population of South Africa voted to continue the process of ending apartheid on his birthday in 1992. Both de Klerk and Nelson Mandela would jointly win the Nobel Peace Prize for moving South Africa from apartheid to freedom with a minimum of bloodshed.

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