Today in History: 15th November

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Historical Events:

• 1848: The first residential sites in Bloemfontein are sold for £900.
• 1869: Free postal delivery formally inaugurated.
• 1899: Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal.
• 1988: Grintek of SA, Saab of Sweden and British aerospace sign a historic contract for supplying military equipment worth about R60 million.
• 2013: Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day.

Arts, Music, TV:

• 1924: Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms.
• 1932: Walt Disney Art School created.
• 1989: "Batman" is released on video tape.
• 1997: 19th ACE Cable Awards: Nickelodeon wins the Golden CableACE for "The Big Help"
• 1993: Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM.

Sports:

• 1940: 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls.
• 1959: Cleveland Browns’ halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17.
• 1964: Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro.
• 1952: SA boxer Vic Toweel loses his world bantamweight title when he is knocked out by Australian Jimmy Carruthers in the first round of their fight in Johannesburg.
• 1997: The Bafana Bafana, SA soccer team, loses 0-3 against Germany in an away game.

Source: historyorb.com & sahistory.org.com
Compiled by: Thandi Xaba