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On This Day: What happened on 24 April?

On This Day: What happened on 24 April?

Right here’s a study about at what happened on this present day, 24 April, all over historical previous. We endure in thoughts the information, events, and of us that influenced the direction of historical previous without shatter.

1968 | Mauritius becomes a member of the United Nations.

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1970 | The Gambia becomes a republic all over the Commonwealth of Nations.

1987 | Barclays Bank used to be renamed First National Bank (FNB)

1994 | A automobile bomb explodes out of doorways the ANC headquarters in central Johannesburg killing 9 of us and injuring 92 injured. 

2001 | The Construction Alternate Construction Board (CIDB) used to be launched by Jacob Zuma.

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1988 | South African cricket player, Bob Newson (77)

1993 | South African anti-apartheid baby-kisser and co-founding father of ANC, Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo (75)

2011 | Ethiopian sultan of the Aussa Sultanate, Alimirah Hanfere (95)

2016 | Congolese singer, Papa Wemba (66)


1970 | South African-American actor, Stelio Savante

1977 | South African musician, Zola

1985 | South African Paralympian athlete,  Arnu Fourie

1986 | South African rugby player, Jacques Potgieter


2005 | Kenya’s cricket crew defeats Uganda’s crew by 168 runs at the ICC Intercontinental Cup.


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1976 | Xhosa music composer, Benjamin Tyamzashe, purchased an honorary M.A. level for contributing to Xhosa music.

2018 | In step with the IFPI Ed Sheeran’s album Divide (÷)  used to be the 2017 only selling album with 6.1 million copies worldwide.


The Wodaabe tribe from northern Africa only name their kids once they’re twelve years extinct.

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On This Day: What happened on 24 April?