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  • On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 22 November?

    On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 22 November?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 22 November, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 22 NOVEMBER

    1990 |  A group of six white soldiers and several Black rebel soldiers launched another attempted coup on 21/22 November in Transkei, a Black country.

    1994 | South Africa signed an agreement with Switzerland to support the Reconstruction and Development Program (RDP).

    2015 | Landslides in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar killed at least 116 people near a jade mine, while another 100 were missing.

    2012 | A ceasefire began between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths.

    2003 | Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident: Shortly after takeoff, a DHL Express cargo plane was hit on the left wing by a surface-to-air missile and forced to land.

    ALSO READ: What happened on 21 November?

    BIRTHDAYS

    1986 | South African Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius.

    1966 | Horror film director and screenwriter, Richard Stanley.

    2000 | American social media vlogger and singer, Baby Ariel.

    1994 | Mexican volleyball player, Samantha Bricio.

    1967 | American actor and activist, Mark Ruffalo.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    2015 | Bangladeshi politician, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, 67.

    2005 | American jockey and trainer, Bruce Hobbs, 85.

    2013 | American computer programmer, Don Dailey, 57.

    2017 | Russian operatic baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 55.

    2013 | Brazilian footballer, Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros, 30.

    SPORTS

    2003 | England defeated Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, becoming the first team from the Northern Hemisphere to win the tournament.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    2018 | On this day in the United States, “The Christmas Chronicles” was released for the first time. 

    AFRICA FACT

    In 2021 for the first time on this day, Comoros qualified for the African Cup of Nations after a 0-0 draw at home with Togo.

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