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On This Day – 10 May

Posted on: Wed 10 May 2017

On this day in history, Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first democratically elected President in 1994.

It wasn’t all about positive change in history, in 1933, the Nazis started burning books that were considered to be un-German and eight years later in 1941 Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess was captured by British forces.

And a birthday! The lead singer of the Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious was born in 1957.

Listen in to the podcast to hear more about what happened on this day in history.

Produced by Cordelia Woods

Image sourced from Wikimedia Commons

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