Harare in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1890-09-12 Cecil Rhodes' colonists found Fort Salisbury (now Harare, Zimbabwe)

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • 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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924-02-21 Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean revolutionary, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (1980-87) and President of Zimbabwe (1988- ), born in Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe