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This Day in African History: 2 January

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1964, 2 January
Kwame (Francis Nwia Kofie) Nkrumah, Ghana's first president, survives a fifth assassination attempt.

1968, 2 January
Dr Christiaan Neethling Barnard performs his second successful heart transplant. (See previous 21 December 1967)

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