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On This Day: What happened on 3 February?

On This Day: What happened on 3 February?

Right here’s a glimpse at what happened on on the present time, 3 February, throughout historical past. We remember the information, events, and these that influenced the direction of historical past with out a raze in sight.

1961 | Combating between Patrice Lumumba troops (the Prime Minister of Congo) and United Nations forces erupted in Congo.

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1985 | Desmond Mpilo Tutu became ordained as the important Sad Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg.

1989 | P. W. Botha resigns as the National Occasion chief after having a stroke but stays on as the president of South Africa for six more months.

1992 | South African President F.W. de Klerk and ANC chief Nelson Mandela obtained the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize.

2000 | Volkswagen brushed aside 1 300 workers in Uitenhage, Japanese Cape, for starting up a strike with out following procedures.

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1969 | Founding President of the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO), Eduardo Mondlane (48)

1975 | Egyptian singer-songwriter and actress, Umm Kulthum (76) 


1903 | South African British composer, Priaulx Rainier 

1932 | South African cricketer, Jonathan Payn Fellows-Smith

1969 | South African golfer, Retief Goosen


2008 | South African bustle automobile driver, Adrian Zaugg wins the 2007/08 A1 Worthy Prix season: A1 Worthy Prix of Nations.


2019 | The Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage, became arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for overstaying his visa.


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On This Day: What happened on 3 February?