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Playboy asks Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt to appear in a nude layout


Playboy Corporation mogul Hugh Hefner has offered the stunning blonde prime minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt $1.8 million to appear in a nude layout in his magazine. Hefner spoke with reporters and stated that he knows that the issue would be one of the biggest sellers in the publication’s history. The Playboy head stated that … Continue reading

November 6 1962 UN condemns apartheid


On November 6th 1962, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calling on all its members to end economic and military relations with the country. In effect from 1948 to 1993, apartheid, which comes from the Afrikaans word for “apartness,” was government-sanctioned racial segregation and political and … Continue reading

September 7 1986 Desmond Tutu becomes archbishop


On September 7th 1986, Bishop Desmond Tutu became the archbishop of Cape Town, two years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent opposition to apartheid in South Africa. As archbishop, he was the first black to head South Africa’s Anglican church. In 1948, South Africa’s white minority government institutionalised its policy of racial … Continue reading

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