Nelson Mandela

A number of South Africans from diverse backgrounds across the spectrum have uttered some unforgettable words over the years. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 07 November?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

Nelson Mandela

A number of South Africans from diverse backgrounds across the spectrum have uttered some unforgettable words over the years. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 07 November, throughout world and South African history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: O7 NOVEMBER

1988 | Mother Teresa arrived in SA to establish a missionary home for HIV/AIDS patients

1962 | Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison for “incitement and leaving South Africa illegally”

2017 | Shamshad TV was attacked by armed men and suicide bombers. One security guard was killed and 20 people were injured. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

2007 | The attack on the Jokela school in Tuusula, Finland, left nine people dead.

2004 | Iraq war: Iraq’s interim government called for a 60-day “state of emergency” as U.S. forces stormed the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

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BIRTHDAYS

1993 | South African rugby union footballer, Andisa Ntsila.

1992 | South African rugby union player, Ian Groenewald.

1944 | Italian footballer and manager, Luigi Riva.

1979 | American singer-songwriter and actor, Jon Peter Lewis.

1971 | American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Matthew Ryan.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1978 | American boxer and actor, Gene Tunney, 81.

1975 | Italian footballer, businessman and race car driver, Piero Dusio, 76.

2014 | Slovenian journalist and poet, Kajetan Kovič, 83.

1996 | Nigerian lawyer and politician, Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jaja Wachuku, 78.

2012 | American lawyer and politician, Arthur K. Snyder, 80.

SPORTS

Jeff Gordon. Image: Wikimedia Commons

2006 | NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon married Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch at the Hacienda de San Antonio Hotel in Colima, Mexico on this day.

ENTERTAINMENT

2014 | On this day in the United States, “The Theory of Everything” was released and its official theatrical release was November 26.

AFRICA FACT

People live underground in Matmata town, Tunisia.