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Today in History:

Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme Is Assassinated (1986)

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Sven Olof Joachim Palme (30 January 1927 – 1 March 1986) was a Swedish politician.

Palme was the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1969 until his assassination in 1986. He was also the Prime Minister of Sweden twice during this period, heading a Privy Council Government from 1969 to 1976 and a cabinet government from 1982 until his death. Olof Palme was also a pivotal figure in international politics in the 1970s and 1980s as he practiced non-alignment and also aided many third world liberation movements. Palme's murder was the first of its kind in modern Swedish history and had a great impact across Scandinavia.

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