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White referendum in Southern Rhodesia is overwhelmingly in support of Ian Smith’s proposal for independence.
Blind Egyptian cleric Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine other Islamic militants are convicted in New York for a plot to blow up Blind Egyptian cleric Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and... ...read more
Five prominent anti-apartheid activists from Cape Town are released after being detained for up to two years under the emergenc Five prominent anti-apartheid activists from Cape... ...read more
The Middenmark is driven on the rocks in Table Bay by a strong wind and seventy-five people drown. The Middenmark is driven on the rocks in Table Bay... ...read more
More Events On This Day
- 1881 Daniel Francois Malherbe, SA novelist, poet and dramatist, is born
- 1900 Annexation of the Orange Free State is announced
- 1901 King Dinuzulu defies British order
- 1902 British presents final Peace proposal
- 1950 A resolution calling for Africans countrywide to stay at home, in protest against the Unlawful Organisations Act, is taken in Durban
- 1976 A resolution against the use of Afrikaans is taken during SASM conference in Roodepoort.
- 1980 The schools boycott spreads to the Black townships
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