Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese-American activist, Malcolm X Ally and a former member of the Black Panther Party has died at the age of 93. She spent two years in an internment camp and helped win reparations for Japanese-Americans.
The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians by Janice Hadlow, review: 'discursive and leisurely'
George III 1760-1820 Known as "Farmer George" he was a much loved King, who was devoted to his Queen (Charlotte) He suffered from some strange tendencies though and was once said to have had a conversation with a tree believing it to be the King of Prussia! Prehaps this is also why he is remembered as "Mad King George"
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela- born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare & the University of Witwatersrand & qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African Nat'l Congress in 1944 & was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom. Feb 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela released from prison