South Africa

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03/01/1892
JRR Tolkien, author of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, is born in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
11/10/1899
The second war between Great Britain and the Boers erupts in Orange Free State and Transvaal
12/10/1899
Boer republic of South Africa declares war on Great Britain
06/01/1900
General White and his forces repell fierce Boer attack on Ladysmith
10/01/1900
Field Marshal Lord Roberts arrives in Cape Town to assume supreme command of the British forces following a series of British defeats in Natal
11/02/1900
Colonel Hannay begins the invasion of the Orange Free State with a march from Orange River to Ramdam
28/02/1900
After a siege of 118 days the seige of Ladysmith is over following the arrival of a detachment of cavalry
14/03/1900
Following recent Boer defeats, the Boers suggest a peace based on all parties withdrawing to their own borders - Britain rejects this offer.
09/04/1900
The Boers defeat the British at Kroonstadt
20/05/1900
After a siege of seven months the Rhodesian town of Mafeking is ended by British and Canadian forces.
01/09/1900
General Roberts annexes the Boer replublic of Transvaal
30/09/1900
Lord Roberts has assured London that the Boer War is over, resistance has been reduced to scattered bands of Boers attacking and de-railing trains
31/05/1910
The union of South Africa is founded
06/11/1913
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested as he leads a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
18/07/1918
Nelson Mandela is born in Qunu, South Africa.

 

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