Today in History: 13thMay


Historical Events:

• 1940: Dutch Queen Wilhelmina flees to England.
• 1960: Dipuo Peters is born.
• 1936: Quiroga government takes office in Spain.
• 1971: Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident.

Arts, Music, TV:

• 1923: Pulitzer prize awarded to Willa Carter (One of Ours).
• 1947: Prof. Nicolaas Johannes Brümmer (80), SA professor, cultural leader, author and minister, dies.
• 1888: DeWolf Hooper 1st recited "Casey at Bat".
• 1996: OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict.


• 1961: The SA rugby team beats Ireland in Newlands, Cape Town, 24-8.
• 2012: Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time.
• 1997: Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games.
• 1995: New Zealand beats US for the America’s Cup.

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Compiled by: Thandi Xaba