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On This Day: What happened on 14 December?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering.

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 14 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 14 DECEMBER

1912 | Prime Minister of South Africa Louis Botha resigned because he did not agree with the pro-British policies of J.B.M. Hertzog, minister of justice.

1961 | Tanganyika, now called Tanzania, became a United Nations (UN) member. 

1977 | Egyptian and Israeli negotiators had a meeting in Cairo to discuss a peace settlement between the two countries. 

2002 | 15 people survived when a boat carrying close to 200 people overturned in Robersport, Liberia because it carried twice the number of people it was supposed to.

2006 | Mbulelo Goniwe was fired as chief whip of ANC because of sexual harassment towards a 21-year-old administrative assistant. 

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DEATHS

1971 | Nigerian professional boxer, Dick Tiger (42)

1999 | Co-founder and chairman of Kaizer Chiefs football club, Clarence Mlokoti (69)

2014 | Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Louis Alphonse Koyagialo (67)

BIRTHDAYS

1930 | South African writer, Margaret Bakkes

1978 | Kenyan runner, Shedrack Kibet Korir

1980 | Ivorian footballer, Déguy Alain Didier Zokora

1984 | Zimbabwean cricketer, Ed Rainsford

1995 | South African swimmer, Calvyn Justus 

SPORT

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2008 | South African golfer Richard Sterne wins the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Mpumalanga, South Africa. 

2010 | Congo side TP Mazembe win the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final 2-0 against Brazil Internacional becoming the first African team to reach the final.

ENTERTAINMENT

2013 | Indian channel NDTV Channel named Venkatraman Ramakrishnan as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians. 

2015 | Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres in Los Angeles.

AFRICA FACT

85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the continent of Africa.

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