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Mandela effect

A phenomenon involving a large group of people all incorrectly remembering a past event or fact. The phrase is named for the purportedly widespread misconception that Nelson Mandela died in the 1980s while in prison. (Mandela died in 2013 after having served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 following his release from prison in 1990.) Apparently, the company's name was always spelled that way, so you guys remembering it differently must be the Mandela effect.
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The choice of the 100 will be made by a collaborative team from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, South African Tourism and National Department of Tourism.
The day hopes to inspire people to embrace the values that Mandela shared.
Nelson Mandela followed three rules throughout his life, which he did at great personal sacrifice: Free yourself, free others, serve every day," said the ambassador.
The CIA has been accused of providing data to the apartheid authorities in South Africa that led to Mandela being jailed in 1962.
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But to me, such thin, dumbed-down accolades diminished the spirit of resistance Mandela so assiduously personified.
Council deputy leader Ian Ward (Lab, Shard End) said: "As a mark of respect and tribute to a much-loved world leader we will rename Handsworth Leisure Centre 'The Nelson Mandela Health and Wellbeing Centre.
En 1943, Nelson Mandela fundo la Liga Juvenil y organizo movilizaciones de protesta contra el sistema de segregacion racial denominado apartheid.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela popularly known as Nelson Mandela, world over, left this mortal world for his eternal abode onDecember 5, 2013.
The anti-apartheid leader's ex-wife Winnie Mandela also wept as she paid her last respects.
AMIDLAND book publisher agreed a deal for a new comprehensive chronicle of the life of Nelson Mandela just days before the former South African president died.
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