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Simon Van der Stel

October 14

October 14, 1066: On this day, the Norman Conquest of England began with the Battle of Hastings, a conflict between an English force led by Harold Godwinson and a Norman-French army led by William, […]

June 24

June 24, 1712: On this day in 1712 Simon van der Stel, the last Commander and then the first Governor of the Dutch Cape Colony in what is now South Africa, died at Constantia […]

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