Here’s a look at what happened On this day, November 21, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: NOVEMBER 21
1986 | South African President PW Botha met with leaders of independent countries (Bophuthatswana, Ciskei, Transkei and Venda) in Pretoria.
1985 | Thirteen residents were shot dead in Mamelodi by South African police.
2017 | Robert Mugabe officially resigned as Zimbabwe’s president, after thirty-seven years in power.
2015 | The Belgian government imposed a security lockdown in Brussels, including the closure of shops, schools, public transport, due to the terrorist attacks.
2014 | A stampede in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe sparked by police firing tear gas, killing at least 11 people and injuring 40 others.
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1955 | South African diplomat, Derek Yach
1979 | South African musician, Jason Hartman
1976 | Australian footballer, Michael Wilson.
1960 | American actor, director and producer, Brian McNamara.
1972 | American actress and singer, Rain Phoenix.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
1938 | Polish-American pianist and composer Leopold Godowsky, 68.
2015 | Joseph Silverstein, American violinist and conductor, 83.
1991 | American businessman and philanthropist Sonny Werblin, 84.
1975 | Icelandic author, Gunnar Gunnarsson, 86.
2013 | French composer, Bernard Parmegiani, 86.
2021 | On this day in the English Premier League, Manchester City thrashed Everton 3-0.
2012 | On this day in the United States, “Rise of the Guardians” for the first time was released.
MADE FROM AFRICA
Comoros is the world’s largest producer of ylang-ylang. Ylang ylang is a star-shaped yellow flower that grows on the Cananga tree.