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On This Day in 1976: African countries boycott Olympics


The opening ceremony of the 21st Olympic Games in Montreal was marred by the withdrawal of 25 African countries. They were all protesting at New Zealand's sporting links with South Africa.
The International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban New Zealand, whose rugby team was currently touring South Africa, resulted in the boycott.
South Africa had been banned from the Olympics since 1964 for its refusal to condemn apartheid.





On This Day in 1972: Explosion under Rolling Stones van


A bomb exploded under The Rolling Stones equipment van in Montreal, Canada, believed to be the work of French separatists. Angry fans rioted throwing bottles and rocks after 3,000 tickets for the show turned out to be fake!







On This Day in 1909: Hardy Amies born
Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II), was born in London

Sir Hardy Amies







On This Day in 1949: Geezer Butler born

Geezer Butler

English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), was born in Birmingham, England

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