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  • On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 19 November?

    On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 19 November?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 19 November, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    1926 | The Imperial Conference held in London accepted the Balfour Declaration.

    1930 | South African veteran journalist and author Doc Bikitsha was born on this day. He died in January 2007

    2013 | A double suicide attack at the Iranian embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 160 others.

    2010 | The first of four explosions took place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand; 29 people were killed in the worst mining disaster since 1914.

    2006 | Nintendo’s first video game console with motion controls, the Wii, was released.

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    1976 | Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter, Robin Dunne.

    1980 | English businessman, Andrew Copson.

    1959 | American actress, Allison Janney.

    1938 | American businessman and philanthropist, founded Turner Broadcasting System, Ted Turner.

    1997 | Pakistani cricketer, Nashra Sandhu.


    2007 | English rugby player and coach, Mike Gregory, 43.

    1955 | American journalist and author, Marquis James, 64.

    2014 | American theologian, author, and academic, Richard A. Jensen, 80.

    1974 | American trombonist, George Brunies, 72.

    1975 | Spanish general and dictator, Prime Minister of Spain, Francisco Franco, 83.


    1960 | Jimmy Greaves scored a hat-trick for Chelsea in a 6-3 victory over Manchester City in the First Division fixture at Stamford Bridge.


    2004 | On this day in the United States, “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” was released theatrically.


    After South Africa, Ghana is the second largest producer of gold in Africa and the seventh in the world.

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