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Nelson Mandela

  • The birth of Nelson Mandela

    The birth of Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa, by parents Henry Gadla and Nosekeni. His father was a tribal chief of the village Nelson grew up in, Transkei. With a father as a chief, he grew up getting an understanding of self government and heritage. This played a huge role in his life because growing up with his father’s tribe made him want to contribute to making his people be free and live with less of a struggle. (Mandela,
  • World War 1 Ends

    World War 1 Ends
    World War I ended on November 11, 1818. World War I was the war beginning on July 28, 1914. The main causes of the war was because the assassination of Ferdinand and his wife, nationalism, imperialism, and alliances. (Royde-Smith)
  • The First Concentration Camp

    The First Concentration Camp
    In March 1933, the first concentration camp was built. A concentration camp was a place where people of certain religions were imprisoned. The first camp was opened up by Hitler in Dachau, Germany. (History Dachau)
  • Attends Boarding School

    Attends Boarding School
    In 1934, Nelson Mandela was sent to Clarkebury boarding institute in Engcobo. The school is meant for African-Americans, they were able to learn, have fun, and make friends. In the two years of attending the school, he got his junior certificate. I believe that this would be a sign of significance because it shows that he was no different than anyone else and that he wanted to learn. (Mandela,
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    A dramatic event occurring on December 7, 1941 on pearl harbor took place killing 2403 people. Pearl harbor is in Honolulu Hawaii. This was caused by the Japanese forces flew planes over the harbor and shot and blew up many people, buildings, and navy vessels. ( History, Pearl Harbor)
  • Mount Everest

    Mount Everest
    11 climbers went on an expedition on May 29, 1953. Climbing Mount Everest. Only two man made it up to the summit, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.(Agar, mt. Everest)
  • Sputnik 3

    Sputnik 3
    On May 15, 1958, the USSR launched sputnik three. This specific orbiter was designed for scientific labs. It weighed 3000 pounds, 2.5 times heavier than the second satellite, and 16 times heavier than the first. It orbited 10,037 times and the flight duration was 672 days . ( USSR Sputnik)
  • Leaving South Africa

    Leaving South Africa
    On January 11, 1962, Nelson Mandela left South Africa, secretly, using his adopted name (David Motsamayi). He went around Africa and England hoping to get more supporters for his strikes. He wanted love in humanity and everyone to be equal. This was important because it led him to be arrested for illegally leaving south Africa and because his strikes would get too violent. (Mandela Foundation)
  • Life In Prison

    Life In Prison
    On June 11, he was found to be guilty on four charges of sabotage. He sabotaged south Africa‘s government. Then on June 12, he was announced that he avoided the death sentence but was ordered life in prison. This is significant because he was a leader to most people, without him African-Americans and caucasians would be considered different. (Dulcinea, mandela)
  • Marriage

    Nelson Mandela married a politician, Graca Machel,from July 18,1988 till Nelson’s death in 2013. They have no kids but Nelson did have kids with two ex-wives. Nelson and Evelyn Mase had four kids. They were married from 1944 to 1957. Nelson and his other wife, Winnie, had two kids. This is significant because it shows how much you love the kids and people. (Mandela,
  • Out of Prison for Good

    Out of Prison for Good
    On February 11, 1990, Mandela was 71 years old and freed from prison for a good. When Mandela was released, he made it clear that all he wanted was peace but his group and him, the ANC’s, would not stop until they received voting rights. This would be significant because he was able to continue to fight for what he believes in, something you can do from jail. (Mandela, notable biographies)
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize
    In 1993 Nelson Mandela was awarded a Nobel peace prize. Him and president De Klerk worked together in getting rid of segregation. This was significant because it showed everyone that he succeeded and got the word out there for about segregation. (Mandela,
  • First Black President of South Africa

    First Black President of South Africa
    On May 10, 1994, Mandela was introduced the countries first black president. At the age of 77, Nelson Mandela still continued to do it his goal was throughout his life, bring all races together. He worked hard for the economy, and still helped with all his goals. This is important because he probably got a lot of hate for being a different race, and he was still doing as good as all other presidents. (Mandela,
  • Cancer

    In 2001 Nelson Mandela was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was treated for it, he then retired for good and returned home to his native village. He had radiation done for a few weeks. This would be considered significant because this was slowing him down and killing him besides old age. (Cauvin, ny times)
  • 9/11

    On what was going to be a regular day for the United States, changed extremely quick when everything started to go wrong. On September 11, 2001, three planes were hijacked, one plane was going to the Pentagon but crashed on the grass, two into the twin towers and a fourth playing in a field in Pennsylvania. New York and the US never saw it coming. Many people lost their lives . ( 9/11
  • Death

    Unfortunately, on December 5, 2013 at age 95, Nelson Mandela passed away. He suffered an infection and was briefly hospitalized in Johannesburg. He had surgery, and would be hospitalized every now and then. He was able to go home for good to be with his family before he died. He passed away in his home in Johannesburg. This is significant because people thought he died in prison but he didn’t. (Mandela,