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The first group of Dorslandtrekkers (Thirstland trekkers), under leadership of Gert Alberts, leaves Pretoria.
At the Rivonia Trial, Nelson Mandela, former leader of the banned ANC, blames the actions of the government for adoption of pol At the Rivonia Trial, Nelson Mandela, former leade...
WWII: The Second Battle of El Alamein, in which many SA soldiers took part, commences with a thousand-gun barrage. The opening WWII: The Second Battle of El Alamein, in which ma...
Eleven more people are sentenced to death for their part in Nigerian political riots in March, bringing the number up to forty- Eleven more people are sentenced to death for thei...
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- 1897 Robert Koch announces the discovery of a rinderpest vaccine
- 1906 Two policemen are killed in poll tax resistance
- 1919 George Pauling, builder of railway lines in SA, dies
- 1932 Edgar Wallace (56), author and newspaper editor in South Africa, dies in Hollywood.
- 1960 ANC receives letter of gratitude from the British Prime Minister, Herold Macmillan
- 1987 Shift in US Foreign Policy toward apartheid state takes place
- 1988 Businesswoman Pearl Tshabalala is shot dead
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