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  • On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 25 October?


    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.


    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


    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

    Rolling stones bowing after their May 22, 2018 show in London Image: Wikimedia commons


    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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