3 February It happened today…….

1468  Death of Johann Gutenberg, one of the pioneers of printing.

1488  Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Diaz becomes first European to land on African soil.

1919  The League of Nations holds it’s first meeting in Paris.

1931  An earthquake in New Zealand kills 216.

1989  P W Botha quits as head of South Africa’s ruling party.


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