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On This Day: What happened on 29 November?

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, 29 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 29 NOVEMBER

1922 | Treasures are discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt by archaeologists.

1929 | The University of Pretoria officially opens and starts with four professors, three lecturers and 32 students. The department offered arts and sciences programmes.

2012 | To preserve wildlife, Botswana announced that commercial hunting will be banned

2013 | 33 people die when LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 crashes into the Bwabwata National Park. It was flying from Maputo, Mozambique to Luanda, Angola. It was discovered that the pilot crashed the flight on purpose.

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DEATHS

2009 | Oldest child of King Farouk of Egypt, Princess Farial Farouk (71) 

2013 | South African politician, Colin Eglin (88)

2013 | Cameroonian footballer, Salomon Bengondo (26)

BIRTHDAYS

1926 | President of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi

1958 | The 4th President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama

1969 | Nigerian footballer, Ben Iroha

1984 | South African footballer, Katlego Mphela

SPORT

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2008 | South Africa win the Sevens World Series Cup final against England 19-12 in Dubai

2009 | England win the 4th ODI against South Africa by 7 wickets in Port Elizabeth

ENTERTAINMENT

1972 | American video game developer, Atari, release the first video game.

2019 | DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small release their album ‘The Return of Scorpion Kings’.

2019 | Nigerian singer, Fireboy DML, releases his album ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’.

AFRICA FACT

The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa is the world’s biggest themed resort.

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