What Happened on February 2, 1989

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Historical Events

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

F. W. de Klerk replaces P. W. Botha as South Africa's National Party leader

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha

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