Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95
FILE - In this June 15, 1990 file photo, Pope John Paul II, right, shakes hands with Nelson Mandela, deputy leader of African National Congress, during a private audience at the Vatican. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Claudio Luffoli, File)
Major events in the life of Nelson Mandela
FILE - In this Saturday, May 29, 2010, file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, shakes hands with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, during a reunion with The Elders, three years after he launched the group, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, after a long illness. He was 95. (AP Photo/Jeff Moore, Pool, File)
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's peacemaker, dies
FILE - In this May 8, 1996 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, center, applauds along with his two deputy presidents, Thabo Mbeki, left, and F.W. de Klerk, after a new constitution was approved by the Constitutional Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Argus, Leon Muller, File)
Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00 am
July 18, 1918 - Born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei, at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule.
1940 - Expelled from University of Fort Hare, a leading institution for blacks, for role in a student strike.
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