Sat. Jan 16th, 2021

On This Day: What happened on 28 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, 28 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 28 DECEMBER

1921 | The beginning of the Rand Rebellion in the Witwatersrand region of South Africa by white mineworkers. The strike ended up as an armed rebellion against the state.

1989 | Nine ANC members are banned in Dakawa, Tanzania

2006 | Mogadishu is captured by Somalia’s militaries of the Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian soldiers.

2019 | A truck bombing caused by Al-Shabaab a terrorist, jihadist fundamentalist group in Mogadishu, Somalia, killed at least 84 people and wounding more than 150. 

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DEATHS

1948 | Former Prime Minister of Egypt, Mahmoud El Nokrashy Pasha (60)

2018 | President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari (93)

BIRTHDAYS

1920 | South African cricketer, Tufty Mann

1924 | President of Ethiopia, Girma Wolde-Giorgis

1925 | Second President of Uganda, Milton Obote

1930 | Egyptian artist, Mariam A. Aleem,

1943 | South African politician and businessmen, Oscar Dumisani Dhlomo

1962 | South African composer, Niel van der Watt

SPORT

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1934 | The first Women’s cricket international started in Australia when Australia played against England.

 

1938 | Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test debut when England played against South Africa. 

ENTERTAINMENT

2009 | Scarlett Johansson makes debut on Broadway in a play by Arthur Miller ‘A View from the Bridge’.

AFRICA FACT

The world’s largest land animal the elephant, the tallest animal the giraffe and the fastest land animal the cheetah, all live in Africa.

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