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  • On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 17 November?

    On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 17 November?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 17 November, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    1989 | Anton Fransch, ANC guerrilla, killed in a house in Athlone, Cape Town by the special forces of the apartheid regime.

    1993 | The participants in the discussion of the multi-party forum agreed on the new structures of the police and the defense force.

    2013 | Fifty people died when Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashed at Kazan Airport, Russia on this day.

    2000 | A massive landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, killed seven people and caused millions of SIT in damage. It is one of the biggest disasters in Slovenia in the last 100 years.

    2012 | About 50 school children died in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt.

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    1952 | South African businessman and politician and fifth president, Cyril Ramaphosa.

    1977 | South African swimmer, Ryk Neethling.

    1966 | Filipino basketball player and manager, Alvin Patrimonio.

    1958 | American actress and singer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

    1973 | Russian figure skater and coach, Alexei Urmanov.


    2004 | Russian ice hockey player, Alexander Ragulin, 63.

    2012 | Indian businessman and philanthropist, Ponty Chadha, 55.

    2015 | Iranian poet and songwriter, Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi, 89.

    2008 | American basketball player and coach, Pete Newell, 93.

    2000 | French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate,  Louis Néel, 96.


    2004 | Rugby player Breyton Paulse was included in the national team on this day after the ANCYL protested the decision to leave him out.


    2003 | The bodybuilder and movie actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as Californian Governor on this day. 


    The construction of the 120-mile-long (193 km) Suez Canal connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, which took 10 years to build, was completed.

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