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I was looking at the Wikipedia list too.

# 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the battle of Thapsus.
# 1652 - Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp at the Cape of Good Hope, which eventually becomes Cape Town.
# 1917 - World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson's address to Congress).
# 1930 - Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire." Thus he starts the Salt Satyagraha.
# 1994 - The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue Feb 24th, 2009 at 03:50:51 PM EST
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Well! You cheaters you!

But you've got it. On April 6, 1994, an airplane carrying the Rwandan president was shot down by (it is said) missile at the airport in Kigali, Rwanda. Events quickly, very quickly, developed in one of the worst genocides of that bloody century. While the world watched and did nothing.

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Tue Feb 24th, 2009 at 04:06:05 PM EST
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