Supriya Ghosh

1920 in South Africa

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1920 in South Africa


  • 10 – The League of Nations is established as the Treaty of Versailles goes into effect.
  • February
  • 1 – The South African Air Force (SAAF) is established, the second autonomous Air Force in the world after the Royal Air Force (RAF).
  • November
  • 20 – Prince Arthur of Connaught is appointed the 3rd Governor-General of the Union of South Africa.
  • December
  • 17 – South Africa is granted a League of Nations Class C mandate over South West Africa.
  • Births

  • 12 May – Basil Gerald Stapleton DFC, World War II fighter pilot, in Durban. (d. 2010)
  • 8 August – Nimrod Sejake, activist, in Evaton. (d. 2004)
  • Deaths

  • 11 December – Olive Shreiner, author and feminist, in Cape Town. (b. 1855)
  • Locomotives

  • The South African Railways places thirty Class 12B 4-8-2 Mountain type steam locomotives in mainline service.
  • References

    1920 in South Africa Wikipedia

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