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This Day in African History: 12 July

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1924, 12 July
Zaghlul Pasha, the Egyptian premier, survives an assassination attempt by a student.

1975, 12 July
Manuel Pinto da Costa becomes the first president of the newly independent Democratic Republic of Sâo Tomé and Príncipe.

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