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What Happened on April 6, 1652

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryCape Colony Founded

Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under Jan van Riebeeck

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Jan van Riebeeck arrives in Table Bay
Jan van Riebeeck arrives in Table Bay
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1652 Highlights

About April 6, 1652

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 368 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries