Harare in History

Historical Events

  • 1890-09-12 Cecil Rhodes' colonists found Fort Salisbury (now Harare, Zimbabwe)
  • 1966-01-12 3 British Members of Parliament are attacked in a hotel in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe)
  • 1982-04-18 Zimbabwean capital Salisbury renamed Harare
  • 1992-10-18 Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
  • 1997-01-03 Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick v England at Harare
  • 2000-07-09 Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe