The ship’s insurers refused to pay out for the deaths of the slaves and the ensuing court cases found that the killing of slaves was legal in some situations.
Construction of the Aswan High Dam took just over ten years and cost nearly $1 billion.
The long case eventually went before the Supreme Court who ruled that they had been unlawfully held and thus rebelled in a natural right to self-defense. The court set them free.
Kenya had been under British rule since the 19th Century, and since becoming a colony in 1920 African demands for a greater role in politics had grown.
Henry Morton Stanley, a Welsh-American journalist and explorer, allegedly greeted the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone with the phrase, “Dr Livingston, I presume?”
On the 27th July 1942, Allied forces in North Africa stopped the advancing Axis powers in the First Battle of El Alamein.