Today in History: 2nd May


Historical Events:

• 1980: Pope John Paul II visits Africa.
• 1847: Sabbath famine.
• 1976: SA signs a treaty with Israel amending the extradition treaty.
• 1984: Four ANC members are abducted from Swaziland in a cross-border operation.

Arts, Music, TV:

• 1905: French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work.
• 1908: 1908 "Take me out to the Ball Game registered for copyright.
• 1927: Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn).
• 1932: Jack Benny’s 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network).


• 1972: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor is born.
• 1920: First game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis.
• 1965: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
• 1967: Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96) is born.

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Compiled by: Thandi Xaba