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1960: Harold Macmillan made his historic 'Wind of change' speed in Cape Town: In a speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, British prime minister Harold Macmillan urged the country's rulers to move towards racial equality in a climate that could see the uncommitted peoples of Asia and Africa ally themselves with the Communist East rather than the democratic West. 'The wind of change is blowing through this continent and, whether we like it or not, this growth of political consciousness is a political fact,' he warned. And he added pointedly: 'We may sometimes be tempted to say to each other 'Mind your own business'. But in these days I would expand the old saying so that it runs 'Mind your own business but minds how it affects mine too'.' His words were not welcomed and Premier Verwoerd was loudly applauded when he replied: 'There has to be justice not only for the black man in Africa but the white man.'

Also on This Day: 1730: The first Stock

Exchange quotations were published in the Daily Advertiser in London; 1762: Birth of gambler and dandy Richard 'Beau' Nash; 1959: American singer Buddy Holly was killed in an aircraft crash; 1966: The USSR unmanned spacecraft Luna IX made the first controlled landing on the moon; 1969: Yasser Arafat was appointed leader of the PLO at the Palestinian National Congress in Cairo.
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