On this day:

1971: Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda. The dictator’s rule (1971 – 1979) was characterized by human right abuse, political repression, and corruption.

1919: The League of Nations is founded. It was the predecessor of the United Nations and the first international organization devoted to maintaining world peace.

Born on this day:

1882: Virginia Woolf: English author, Feminist

1933: Corazon Aquino: Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines

Gone on this day:

1954: M. N. Roy: Indian revolutionary, radical activist and political theorist. Founder of the Mexican Communist Party and the Communist Party of India.

1947: Al Capone: American gangster

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