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Cape Town - Notable Historical Events

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Cape Town - Historical Events
Date Event
1652-04-07

Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa

1829-10-01

South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.

1889-03-25

1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England

1892-03-19

3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket Eng v SA (Cape Town)

1894-10-01

First meeting of The Owl Club of Cape Town.

1946-07-03

The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people

1958-01-03

Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick v South Africa at Cape Town

1970-01-22

Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town

1970-08-13

Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa

1976-06-24

A Principal's office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town, South Africa, is burnt down; part of the broader resistance against the oppressive new Bantu Education policy of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in their schools

1976-08-11

Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die

1977-08-10

About 100 White sympathisers joined evicted Black squatters in a protest against the demolition of shanty dwellings outside Cape Town, South Africa

1983-08-20

The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca

1988-07-07

Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security Act

1993-07-25

The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army

1996-06-23

Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa

1997-03-07

Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site

1998-08-11

Palestine Liberation Organisation and Palestinian National Authority president, Yasser Arafat, arrives in Cape Town on his first state visit to South Africa at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela

2013-03-15

24 people die after a double decker bus veers of a pass in Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town - Birthdays
Date Event
1914-01-20

Wensley Pithey, Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)

1923-10-25

Bob Courtney, The Cape Town Affair

1925-02-20

Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)

1951-10-12

Sally Little, Cape Town South Africa, LPGA golfer (1982 Dinah Shore)

1959-09-11

David Laurence Frost, Cape Town South Africa, PGA golfer (1988 Southern Open)

1963-01-03

Ashley Chinner, Cape Town South Africa, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)

1969-06-24

Thabo Mngomeni, Cape Town, South African football player

1976-07-06

Laura Paouck, Private Gold 5: Cape Town 1

1976-07-09

Cecilia Grout, Private Gold 5: Cape Town 1

1977-07-09

Barby, Private Gold 5: Cape Town 1

Cape Town - Deaths
Date Event
1983-07-03

John Fleming (Jack) Brock, scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, 78

2010-10-23

Bob Courtney, The Cape Town Affair


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