Vilnius, Lithuania, January 17, 2018 – Today, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė received the original February 16th Act of Independence as it was returned to Lithuania from Germany.
July 18, 2017 – Marking what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 99th birthday, the United Nations honored his lifetime of service and dedication to justice and equality.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (07/18/1918 - 12/05/2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as the first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. In the early 1990s his negotiations with South African Pres. F.W.de Klerk helped to end the country’s apartheid system of racial segregation and ushered in a peaceful transition to majority rule. Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993 for their efforts.
"We were there, at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway that was held at the Great Hall at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 1964", remembers Leutrell Osborne, former CIA Spies' Manager, in his book "Black Man in the CIA". "We witnessed history being made with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receiving Nobel Peace Prize. It was unimaginable that ... I would be there when Dr. King, the social change pioneer, was awarded this great honor. The event stands as one of the most memorable experiences of my life..."