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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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)
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
2008 | U/19 Cricket World Cup finals: India beat South Africa by 12 runs.
2009 | Australia win the 1st Test against South Africa at the Wanderers by 162 runs.
1933 | The first King Kong movie is released.
1965 | The Sound of Music, a musical film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released.
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa, rising 19 341 feet above sea level.