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1865 in South Africa

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1865 in South Africa

Events

  • Ostriches are domesticated.
  • Economic depression hits South Africa.
  • War breaks out for the second time between the Orange Free State and Basothos.
  • The Cape Town-Wellington railway is officially inaugurated.
  • Births

  • 12 January – Johannes (Jan) Francois Elias Cilliers, poet, writer and dramatist.
  • Deaths

  • 13 August – Willem Cornelis Janse van Rensburg, the second president of the South African Republic, dies on his farm near Rustenburg at the age of 47.
  • Locomotives

  • The Natal Railway Company obtains a 0-4-0 saddle-tank locomotive from Kitson and Company. The Natal Railway’s second locomotive is named Durban.
  • References

    1865 in South Africa Wikipedia


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