This Day In History

World War I begins

Tuesday, 28 July 1914
19th century Europe had a complex system of political and military alliances in place...
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Modern Humans evolve in Africa, including South Africa and the first African people begin to settle in South Africa. Hundreds of years... read more
1910 - 1919 1910 January 1, Indian Opinion reduced in size for financial reasons.  January 6, Rev. Charles Phillips and J C. Gibson... read more
1940 9 October, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is born in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. 1959 Tshabalala-Msimang matriculates from Inanda Seminary. 1961... read more
1984 October, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly rejects and considers a new constitution of South Africa amended by the Apartheid... read more
1775 Apprenticeship laws are promulgated at the Cape. 1800 A massive drought begins in Southern Africa resulting in the Mahlatule famine.... read more
1867 9 October, Josiah Tshangane Gumede is born in Healdtown Village, Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape. 1882/1883 Gumede attends the “... read more
The events at Lonmin Mine in Marikana in the North West Province were a tragic stain on the history of post Apartheid South Africa. This... read more
1900 7 May, Paul Kruger addresses the volksraad for the last time before being forced to travel on the Delagoa line to Machadodorp, where... read more
1902 31 May, The Peace Treaty of Vereeniging ends the Anglo-Boer War that began in 1899. The Treaty is signed between Boer and British... read more