Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 15 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
1922 | Fuad I officially becomes King of Egypt after the country gained nominal independence from Britain.
1961 | At Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, South Africa announces that when its Constitution of 1961 comes into effect, it will withdraw from the Commonwealth.
1978 | Somalia and Ethiopia signed an agreement to end the Ethio-Somali War.
2019 | More than 1.4 million young people in 123 countries around the world go on strike to protest stronger climate policies.
2020 | President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the Covid-19 outbreak a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act.
2010 | South African artist, Robert Hodgins (89)
2010 | Zimbabwean musician, Sam Mtukudzi (21)
2011 | Kenyan musician, Musa Juma (42)
1952 | South African writer, Gillian Slovo
1983 | South African rugby player, Franco van der Merwe
1983 | South African cricket player, Rory Kleinveldt
2011 | Cricket World Cup: South Africa beat Ireland by 131 runs and advance to the quarter-finals.
1972 | The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premieres.
2013 | Justin Timberlake releases his 3rd studio album ‘The 20/20 Experience’.
The highest mountain in Africa is Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Its height is approximately 19 340 feet.