Today in History: 21 September

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2004    International Day of Peace Vigil is observed. The UN resolution called on all UN member states, regional and non-governmental organisations and individuals to commemorate this day.

2004   Beverly Mashinini wins a bronze medal in Athens, Greece. She was a member of the South African Paralympic team Amakrokokroko, which participated in 12 th Paralympic games in Athens in 2004.

2004 Woman Fighter Pilot Makes History. Woman Fighter Pilot Catherine Labuschagne 25 makes history when she becomes the first woman fighter pilot in the world to fly a Gripen fighter jet during the opening of the African Aerospace and Defence Air Show at the Waterkloof Air Force base.

1991  Two Southern African countries, South Africa and Mozambique began discussions which led to the creation of a cross-border conservation park which will include the Kruger National Park

Photo/sahistory.org
Photo/sahistory.org

1992   Nelson Mandela and F.W de Klerk agree to restart talks. Mandela and de Klerk agree that they would go back to constitutional negotiations, after the ANC had suspended talks after accusing the government of complicity in the violence sweeping the country.

1988   COSATU conference prohibited and organisers restricted. The government prohibited an anti-apartheid conference organised by COSATU in Cape Town, which aimed to include delegates from a broad spectrum of anti-apartheid organisations, and restricted its organisers for more than ten days.

Cosatu logo/sahistory.org
Cosatu logo/sahistory.org

1984   International Alzheimers Day is first recognised. It is a day dedicated to increasing awareness about the disease, and helping those affected by it.

Alzheimers Logo/alzheimers.org.za
Alzheimers Logo/alzheimers.org.za

Source: sahistory.org

Compiled By: REFILWE GAESWE