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  • South Africa
    Tuesday May 6, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Zulu faction had their cattle stolen and their people mistreated by the Boers as a punishment for helping the British

    South Africa
    Tuesday May 6, 1902

    On 6 May 1902 at Holkrantz in the southeastern Transvaal, a Zulu faction had their cattle stolen and their people mistreated by the Boers as a punishment for helping the British. The local Boer officer then sent an insulting message to the tribe, challenging them to take back their cattle. The Zulus attacked at night, and in a mutual bloodbath, the Boers lost 56 killed and 3 wounded, while the Africans suffered 52 killed and 48 wounded.




  • Martinique
    Wednesday May 7, 1902

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Mount Pelée

    Martinique
    Wednesday May 7, 1902

    Mount Pelée (Montagne Pelée, meaning "bald mountain" or "peeled mountain") is a volcano at the northern end of Martinique, an island and French overseas department in the Lesser Antilles island arc of the Caribbean. Its volcanic cone is composed of stratified layers of hardened ash and solidified lava. The stratovolcano's eruption in 1902 destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing 28,000 people in the space of a few minutes, in the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century.




  • Pretoria, South Africa
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Treaty of Vereeniging

    Pretoria, South Africa
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    31 May 1902, with 54 of the 60 delegates from the Transvaal and Orange Free State voting to accept the terms of the peace treaty.




  • Pretoria, South African Republic
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Treaty of Vereeniging

    Pretoria, South African Republic
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    The last of the Boers surrendered in May 1902 and the war ended with the Treaty of Vereeniging signed on 31 May 1902.




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