Here’s a look at what happened On this day, November 12, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: NOVEMBER 12
1980 | The (black) education and training minister, Dr. Ferdinand Hartzenberg, announces compulsory education for black children.
nineteen ninety six | A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between RSA and Malaysia focusing on military cooperation.
2015 | Two suicide bombers detonated explosives in Bourj el-Barajneh, Beirut, killing 43 people and injuring more than 200.
2014 | The Philae lander, launched from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe, touched down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
2011 | Silvio Berlusconi submitted his resignation as Prime Minister of Italy, effective November 16, due in large part to the European debt crisis.
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1977 | South African association football player, Benni McCarthy.
1971 | South African marathon runner Gert Thys.
1958 | Ukrainian walker Mykola Vynnychenko.
1979 | Australian footballer and referee, Matt Stevic.
1984 | Belgian footballer, Sepp De Roover.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
2001 | German-American actor and songwriter, Albert Hague, 81.
2015 | Hungarian footballer, Márton Fülöp, 32.
2003 | American drummer, Tony Thompson, 49.
2014 | English actor, director and producer Warren Clarke, 67.
2013 | English composer and educator, John Tavener, 69.
1921 | Billy Walker became the first player to score a hat-trick from a penalty on this day in the League in Aston Villa’s 7-1 Premier League home win over Bradford City.
1997 | American musician Carly Simon was hospitalized that day with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and gastric bypass surgery.
MADE FROM AFRICA
According to the 2011 UNESCO Report, Zimbabwe was ranked as one of the most literate African countries.