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In my life I have faced challenges and intimidating tasks. But never have I been faced with formidable challenges such as we now face.
#December15 .1980

🇺🇬 #Uganda
✳️ #TodayInHistory
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✳️ #December15 #Dec15
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✳️ #40yearsAgo

AM Obote sworn in as President for second time December 15, 1980. He is the first leader of an African nation to be overthrown in a coup & then win reelection.…
📌 1980 Election results
✳️ UPC - 1,963,679 votes ➡️75 seats
✳️ DP - 1,966,244 votes ➡️50 seats
✳️ UPM - 171,785 votes ➡️1 seat
✳️ CP - 70,181 votes ➡️0 seats
📌 NB: Party with most seats forms Govt.…
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Exactly #40YearsAgo Doug Geisler was asleep atop Manastash Ridge Observatory. An astronomy grad student, he’d just logged his first excellent night at the telescope for his PhD thesis.

He was the only person on the summit, ~90 miles from #MountStHelens...

Around this time #40YearsAgo Doug woke up briefly at Manastash Ridge, convinced he’d heard a low boom or distant rumble.

Tired after a night of observing billion-year-old stars, he went back to sleep.

Years later, he told me he dreamed about the end of the world. #MSH40
(it’s hard to say exactly what he heard - it could have been the initial 26 megaton blast or the deafening secondary explosion from the volcano’s superheated material instantly vaporizing nearby bodies of water into steam)

Anyway, back to sleep for the tired astronomer...
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