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OTD: The Braamfontein Dynamite Explosion

One of the many events that occurred in the fledgling city of Johannesburg was the Dynamite Explosion that occurred on 19 February 1896 at Braamfontein Station. A memorial was erected in Braamfontein Cemetery to commemorate the event, and the over … Continue reading

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I used to be a Titanic Enthusiast.

Yes it is true, I too was obsessed by the Titanic, and probably way back then it was much easier because there was more mystery and legend than anything else. Come 1985 and the Titanic is rediscovered and photographed, and … Continue reading

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