On February 1

On this day in ...
... 1982 (30 years ago today), a "pragmatic union" known as Senegambia was formed that merged a former overseas territory of France, Senegal, and The Gambia, the former British protectorate that enjoys a bit of Atlantic seacoast and otherwise is surrounded by Senegal. (map credit) "Gambian fears of absorption into Senegal brought the confederation to an end in 1989."

(Prior February 1 posts are here, here, here, and here.)