Wednesday, February 28, 2007

On February 28, ...

... 1897, French troops deposed Queen Ranavalona III, the last indigenous monarch of Madagascar, and sent her to Réunion. She would die in 1917, still an exile, in Algiers.
... 1986, Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, was assassinated, and his wife Lisbeth Palme wounded, after a gunman shot them as they left a Stockholm movie theater.

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