This week in History

SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

DATE

YEAR

HAPPENING

28 Aug

1937

Toyota Motors founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1933, was established as an independent and separate company in 1937.

29 Aug

1900

In the 20th century, the mayor of Cape Town, Thomas Ball, laid the corner stone of the City Hall, but the hall was open later in 1905.

30 Aug

2012

240 Marikana mine workers were charged for murder of their colleagues during the Marikana Massacre happened on the 16th of August 2012.

31 Aug

1989

South Africans citizens all over the country organised a defiance campaign against the elections where only White South Africans could vote, 5 days before general elections.

01 Sep

1853

The first postage stamp designed by Charles Davison Bell, was issued in the Cape of Good Hope that was known as the British Colony at the time.

02 Sep

1976

 Students in Cape Town protested at Cape Town's CBD to protest and condemn police brutality, inferior education and segregation laws, and called for the release of all political detainees.

03 Sep

1919

General Jan Christian Smuts started his first term as prime minister of the Union of South Africa after the death of General Louis Botha  on 27 August 1919.