1 Oct, 1962 – U.S.A. Segregation


James Meredith Public Domain Image

1962 : James Meredith registered at the University of Mississippi accompanied by 400 U.S. deputy marshals and 1000 troops to guard the campus from further trouble. Meredith broke the school’s 110 year history of segregation by being the first African-American student to attend classes at the University of Mississippi. Two days prior to his registration, rioting broke out at the University, resulting in 75 injured and 2 deaths.

1 Oct, 1975 – Philippines Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali Public Domain Photo
1975 : The Funeral Procession for President Abdel Nasser on the streets of Cairo turns from a solemn occasion to a tragedy as dozens of mourners are crushed to death due to the large numbers (estimated that five million mourners lined the streets) of grief-stricken Egyptians who wished to pay their respect to the dead President.