Today in History: 28th July

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Historical Events:

• 1977: First oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska.
• 1997: Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
• 2000: The municipality of Pretoria announces that the eleven autonomous city councils are going to merge to form Tshwane Metro.
• 2004: South Africa has a new R5 coin with distinct security features designed in a bid to outsmart counterfeiters.

Arts, Music, TV:

• 1898: Dorothea Möller-Malan, SA missionary and writer, is born in Winburg, OFS, as Dorothea Catherina Stoffelina Malan.
• 1898: Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG).
• 1940: Radio Orange, London begins broadcasting.
• 1951: Walt Disney’s "Alice In Wonderland" released.

Sports:

• 1987: 42nd US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies.
• 2012: Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women’s 400m individual medley in 4:28.43.
• 1972: Brenda Schultz, Netherlands, tennis star is born.
• 2013: Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44.

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