Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 3 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
1961 | Fighting between Patrice Lumumba troops (the Prime Minister of Congo) and United Nations forces erupted in Congo.
1985 | Desmond Mpilo Tutu was ordained as the first Black Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg.
1989 | P. W. Botha resigns as the National Party leader after having a stroke but stays on as the president of South Africa for six more months.
1992 | South African President F.W. de Klerk and ANC leader Nelson Mandela received the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize.
2000 | Volkswagen dismissed 1 300 workers in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, for starting a strike without following procedures.
1969 | Founding President of the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO), Eduardo Mondlane (48)
1975 | Egyptian singer-songwriter and actress, Umm Kulthum (76)
1903 | South African British composer, Priaulx Rainier
1932 | South African cricketer, Jonathan Payn Fellows-Smith
1969 | South African golfer, Retief Goosen
2008 | South African race car driver, Adrian Zaugg wins the 2007/08 A1 Grand Prix season: A1 Grand Prix of Nations.
2019 | The Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage, was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for overstaying his visa.
Twenty-five percent of the earth’s bird species live in Africa.