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Today in History: 1st February
Today in History: 1st February Historical Events: • 1935: SAA, inaugurated the previous year, takes over South-West African Airways which has since 1932 been providing a weekly air-mail...
Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in bathtub
Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in bathtub Atlanta - Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on...
Today in History: January 31st
Today in History: January 31st Historical Events: • 1874: Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill, Missouri• 1956: Trevor Andrew Manuel, Minister of Finance of the RSA since 1996, is...
Two pilots cross Pacific Ocean in helium balloon
Two pilots cross Pacific Ocean in helium balloon Tokyo - Two pilots have surpassed the world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
Today in History: January 30th
Today in History: January 30th Historical Events: • 1981: SA cross-border raid in Maputo kills several.• 1987: Carte Blanche is denied permission to quote Oliver Tambo.• 1948:...
Scientists say Ebola virus has mutated
Scientists say Ebola virus has mutated Paris - Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
Today in History: January 29th
Today in History: January 29th Historical Events: • 1957: The Durban College of Education is started in the backyard of the Durban Girls' High School.• 1995: Ten mineworkers are...
Inquest into Sydney cafe siege commences
Inquest into Sydney cafe siege commences Sydney - The start of an inquest into the Sydney cafe siege has heard that hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by fragments from a police bullet or bullets.
Apple reports biggest quarterly profit ever by public company
Apple reports biggest quarterly profit ever by public company New York - US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company.
The world 'dangerously unprepared' for future deadly pandemics
The world "dangerously unprepared" for future deadly pandemics Washington - The president of the World Bank has warned that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Today in History: Janaury 28th
Today in History: Janaury 28th Historical Events: • 1932: Japanese forces attack Shanghai.• 1947: "Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000.• 1958: The Lego company...
Amerikaanse weerdiens erken vooruitskatting was verkeerd
Amerikaanse weerdiens erken vooruitskatting was verkeerd New York - Die Amerikaanse Nasionale Weerdiens sê hulle weersvooruitskatting was verkeerd nadat hulle 'n historiese sneeustorm vir die ooskus voorspel het.
Recovery of AirAsia flight suspended
Recovery of AirAsia flight suspended Jakarta - The Indonesian military has suspended the recovery operation for AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea in December.
Today in History: January 27th
Today in History: January 27th Historical Events: • 1914: Petition by Black women against carrying of passes in the Orange Free State. • 1926: Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes...
Uiterste weerstoestande kan vererger
Uiterste weerstoestande kan vererger Perth - Wetenskaplikes waarsku dat uiterste weerstoestande as gevolg van 'n klimaatsverskynsel in die Stille Oseaan nog baie erger kan raak namate die wêreld warmer word.
Emergency declared in several US states
Emergency declared in several US states New York - An emergency has been declared in several US states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm of snow barrels down on the north-east.
New York maak reg vir grootste sneeustorm ooit
New York maak reg vir grootste sneeustorm ooit New York - Die Amerikaanse Nasionale Weerdiens het weer waarskuwings uitgereik dat tot soveel as 90 cm sneeu aan die VSA se noord-oostelike kus kan val wanneer 'n...
Polisie op soek na 12-jarige betrokke by reuse rooftog
Polisie op soek na 12-jarige betrokke by reuse rooftog Hong Kong - Polisie in Hong Kong is op soek na 'n 12-jarige dogtertjie en drie volwassenes wat na bewering 4.6 miljoen dollar, of sowat 52 miljoen rand se diamante uit 'n...
Today in History: January 26th
Today in History: January 26th Historical Events:• 1905: World's largest diamond at the time, the Cullinan, is found in South Africa.• 1896: The oldest teacher training college in South...
Today in History: January 25th
Today in History: January 25th Historical Events: • 1914: An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding...
Ebola vaccine trials to start
Ebola vaccine trials to start London - The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine has been shipped to Liberia, where the first large-scale trial will start within weeks, British pharmaceutical...
Today in History: January 24th
Today in History: January 24th Historical Events: • 1901: Emily Hobhouse reports on her findings regarding concentration camps during the Second Anglo Boer War.• 1908: The first Boy...
Today in History: January 23rd
Today in History: January 23rd Historical Events: • 1849: Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US.• 1899: Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First...
Today in History: January 22nd
Today in History: January 22nd Historical Events: • 1879: Zulu warriors defeat British Army at the Isandlwana Mountain.• 1966: In Nigeria it is disclosed that Prime Minister Abubakar...
Today in History: January 21st
Today in History: January 21st Historical Events: • 1903: Harry Houdini escapes from Halvemaansteeg police station in Amsterdam.• 1941: 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from...
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