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#TodayInHistory: Renowned Human Rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa Executed!

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We take a brief look at the highlights on this day November 10 in history;

1995 – Nigeria; Ken Saro-Wiwa, writer and human rights activist and eight other leaders of the Ogoni people’s rights movement, MOSOP, were hanged by military leaders in Port Harcourt prison despite worldwide pleas for clemency, after being found guilty of inciting the murder of four Ogoni elders. The executions, described by Nelson Mandela as “a heinous act”, led to Nigeria’s three-year suspension from the Commonwealth days later, and to economic sanctions from the EU and the USA.

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1990 – John Hughes’ film “Home Alone” directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago

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2014 – “The Hunger Games” Mockingjay – Part 1″ directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London, UK

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1951 – 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance

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1969 – Sesame Street premiered on PBS TV.

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1970 – The Great Wall of China opened to the world for tourism.

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Forget Me Not Day – Somehow this happens to all of us; we’ve got people in our lives whom we deeply care about but are bad at keeping in touch with them. Forget Me Not Day is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to make amends. Say hello to a longtime friend today.

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That’s it on Today in History!

 

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