March 2, 2021

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On This Day: What happened on 22 February?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 22 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1958 | The United Arab Republic (UAR) is established by Egypt & Syria.

1968 | In South Africa, the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (1949) between White and Black people is extended to White and Coloured people.

2007 | Cyclone Favio, a category 4 storm struck Mozambique at a peak intensity of 232km/h.

2017 | Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital on lockdown for the inauguration of Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed as the new president.

2019 | Zimbabwe starts trading with a new local currency ‘the bond notes’.

READ: On This Day: What happened on 18 February?

DEATHS

1995 | Algerian-French author Emmanuel Roblès (80)

2002 | Angolan general & founder of UNITA, Jonas Savimbi (67) 

BIRTHDAYS

1968 | Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura

Proherbarium

1982 | South African rapper, Zander Tyler (Jack Parow)

1994 | South African cricketer, Senuran Muthusamy

1999 | South African football player, Dean Solomons

SPORT

Caf

2011 | African Nations Championship: Tunisia and Angola qualified for the final match after beating Algeria and Sudan respectively in the semi-finals.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

2009 | Heath Ledger wins the Academy Award after his death for the Best Supporting Actor, as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

2017 | Jay-Z becomes the first rapper to be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

AFRICA FACT

Table Mountain in Cape Town is over 260 million years old and has close to 900 routes to climb or hike the mountain.