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To­day is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gre­go­rian cal­en­dar. 52 days re­main un­til the end of the year

◆ 1927 Carel Boshoff, for­mer chair­man of the Afrikaner Broeder­bond, born

◆ 1952 Po­lice fire on African demon­stra­tors in Kim­ber­ley, killing 14 and wound­ing 39. White farm­ers from ad­join­ing ar­eas drive to Kim­ber­ley and de­mand guns; and ri­ots erupt in East Lon­don, East­ern Cape

◆ 1962 Min­is­ter re­ports 23 acts of sab­o­tage in SA

◆ 1977 Swazi prime min­is­ter says his govern­ment will not al­low Swazi­land to be used as a base for guer­rilla at­tacks against SA

◆ 1987 In a let­ter to the UN Cen­tre Against Apartheid, singer Frank Si­na­tra promises not to visit SA un­til apartheid abol­ished

◆ 1988 Mpho Mathi­bela, one of the Si­amese twins sep­a­rated in an op­er­a­tion six months ear­lier, leaves hospi­tal for the first time

◆ 1989 Re­stric­tion or­der on ANC leader Go­van Mbeki lifted

◆ 1990 ANC deputy pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela re­turns to SA af­ter a 4-week tour, urg­ing lead­ers in the Far East to main­tain sanc­tions un­til more progress is made in dis­man­tling of apartheid

◆ 1992 NP sec­re­tary-gen­eral Stof­fel van der Merwe re­signs

◆ 1993 Bri­gadier Oupa Qqozo, mil­i­tary leader of Ciskei home­land, goes on trial in the Ciskei Supreme Court for mur­der or in­cite­ment to mur­der, re­lat­ing to the killing of Lieu­tenant Charles Sebe dur­ing a coup at­tempt in Jan­uary 1991

◆ 2004 Pres­i­dent Thabo Mbeki and en­tourage ar­rive in Abid­jan, Ivory Coast, to help find a so­lu­tion to the po­lit­i­cal un­rest in that coun­try

◆ 2008 Miriam Makeba, cel­e­brated SA singer, dies

Source: SA His­tory On­line, Wikipedia

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