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Sarojini Naidu – The Nightingale of India dies in Lucknow

An Indian politician and poet. A proponent of civil rights, women’s emancipation, and anti-imperialistic ideas, she was an important figure in India’s struggle for independence from colonial

Kate Sheppard National Memorial – The women’s suffrage monument in Christchurch

Is New Zealand’s first memorial to the women’s suffrage campaign, and particularly honors the life of one of the country’s leading campaigners for women’s suffrage, Kate Sheppard.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – The birthplace of the greatest Bengali in Tungipara

A Bangladeshi politician and statesman. He is called the “Father of the Nation” in Bangladesh. He served as the first President of Bangladesh and later as the

Benjamin Franklin – The birthplace of the “First American” in Boston

A polymath, he was writer, printer, politician, scientist, inventor and diplomat. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a scientist, he

John F. Kennedy – The birthplace and childhood home of the American politician in Brookline

The 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War. A Democrat,

Marcus Garvey – The birthplace of the political activist in Saint Ann’s Bay

He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA), through which he declared himself Provisional President of Africa.

Martin Luther King Jr. – The assassination of the activist leader in Memphis

On March 29, 1968, King went to Memphis, Tennessee, in support of the black sanitary public works employees. On April 3, King addressed a rally and delivered

Abraham Lincoln – The Assassination of the American president in Washington D.C.

The 16th President of the United States, was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, while attending the play Our American Cousin

Tom Mboya – The “Man Kenya” murdered in Nairobi

Nelson Mandela – The political leader imprisoned in Robben Island

In the winter of 1964, Mandela arrived on Island, off the coast from Bloubergstrand. It was here in a prison that Mandela would spend eighteen of his

Aram Manukian – The founder of the Republic of Armenia, dies in Yerevan

Armenian revolutionary, statesman, and a leading member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation party. He is widely regarded as the founder of the First Republic of Armenia. Activities

Olof Palme – The assassination of the Prime Minister of Sweden in Stockholm

Close to midnight on 28 February 1986, he was walking home from a cinema with his wife Lisbet Palme in the central Stockholm street Sveavägen when he

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