On This Day: What happened on 2 March?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 2 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1970 | Rhodesia now Zimbabwe breaks its last link with Britain and declares itself a republic.

1977 | The General People’s Congress of Libya adopted the “Declaration on the Establishment of the Authority of the People”.

1990 | The African National Congress appoints Nelson Mandela as the deputy president.

1994 | F W de Klerk, South Africa’s president announced that the first non-racial democratic elections will be held from 26-28 April 1994.

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DEATHS

2016 | Egyptian Anglican Bishop, Ghais Malik (85) 

2017 | South African golfer, Simon Hobday (76) 

2018 | Nigerian military officer, Timothy Shelpidi (70) 

2018 | Gambian former Foreign Minister & President of Gambia Football Federation, Omar Sey (77) 

BIRTHDAYS

1940 | South African political analyst and businessman, Frederik van Zyl Slabbert

1969 | South African musician, Ed Jordan

1988 | Namibian-South African cricket player, Gerrit Rudolph

1993 | South African motorcycle racer, Steven Odendaal

SPORT

2008 | U/19 Cricket World Cup finals: India beat South Africa by 12 runs.

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2009 | Australia win the 1st Test against South Africa at the Wanderers by 162 runs.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

1933 | The first King Kong movie is released. 

1965 | The Sound of Music, a musical film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released.

AFRICA FACT

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa, rising 19 341 feet above sea level.

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Presh JM Reporter

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