On This Day: What happened on 02 April?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 02 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1930 | Haile Selassie is proclaimed Emperor of Ethiopia after the death of Empress Zewditu.

1987 | Ellen Kuzwayo becomes the first Black woman to receive an honorary degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

2015 | 148 people are killed and 79 injured when gunmen attacked people at Garissa University College in Kenya. 

2019 | Samburu governor in Kenya Moses Kasaine is arrested over an $827,000 fuel supply scandal.

2019 | Macky Sall is sworn in as the President of Senegal for a second term.

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DEATHS

2018 | Cameroonian football player, Elie Onana (66) 

2018 | Sierra Leonean Bubu musician, Ahmed Janka Nabay (54) 

2018 | South African anti-apartheid activist, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (81) 

2019 | Former Libyan Minister of Tourism, Matoug Adam (93)

BIRTHDAYS

1976 | South African-Slovak professional golfer, Rory Mario Trevor Sabbatini

1984 | South African-New Zealand actress, Meryl Cassie

1992 | South African female cricketer, Lizelle Lee

1984 | South African film director, Christopher-Lee Dos Santos

SPORT

Six Nations

2005 |  In Italy sporting events are suspended following the death of Pope John Paul II.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

2017 | Brock Lesnar became the first wrestler to win both WWE and Universal Championships.

AFRICA FACT

The largest frogs in the world that are a foot long and named the goliath frogs are found in Cameroon.

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Presh JM Reporter

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