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This Day in African History: 21 December

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1961, 21 December
Moïse Kapenda Tshombe agrees to a unification of the Congo.

1967, 21 December
Louis Washkansky, the world's first heart transplant patient dies. The heart was obtained from a 24-year-old motor-accident victim, Denise Darvall, and was transplanted by Dr Christiaan Barnard only 18 days before. (Previous -> 3 December 1967: First heart transplant.)

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