Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 25 October, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 25 OCTOBER
2004 | South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was allowed to broadcast Thatcher Case
1919 | South African Aerial Transport services were inaugurated
1962 | Uganda joined the United Nations
1940 | Benjamin Oliver Davis became the African-American general in the United States Army
1950 | China entered the Korean War as an ally of North Korea against their counterpart South Korea and the United Nations, the US was UN’s principal participant
1955 | The first domestic microwave ovens went on sale
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1995 | South African rugby union footballer, Joseph Dweba
1965 | South African boxer, Welcome Ncita
1984 | American singer-songwriter, Katy Perry
1979 | Canadian wrestler, Rosa Mendes
1881 | Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
1992 | American singer-songwriter and actor, Roger miller, 56.
1955 | Japanese victim of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Sadako Sasaki,12..
2003 | Indian cricket batsman, Hemu Adhikari, 84
2004 | English DJ and Broadcaster, John Peel, 65
1926 | Lester Patrick became the first coach of New York Rangers
1964 | The British rock band “the Rolling Stones” made its first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show
Nigeria has the highest rate of twin births in the world. The last recorded figures in a little town called Igbo-Ora in the west African country revealed an average of 50 sets of twins in every 1000 births.
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