On this day:

1950 South Africa implements the Group Areas Act, a major pillar of apartheid

1983 Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central solar system

Born on this day:

1865 W. B. Yeats, Irish poet, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

1927 Henry CK “Clan” Petty-Fitzmaurice, Governor of India (1888-94), dies at 82