On This Day: What happened on 03 June?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 03 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1901 | Pretoria Boys High School with Charles Hope as the headmaster was opened. 

2012 | A plane crashed in a residential neighbourhood in Lagos, Nigeria, killing everyone on board and 10 people on the ground.

2015 | 200 people are killed when a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana exploded. 

2019 | 100 people are killed during the Khartoum massacre when the security and the Janjaweed started shooting on people who were protesting due to Economic mismanagement.

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2015 |  Egyptian author, Fouad Qandil (71)

2017 | South African golfer, Vincent Tshabalala (75) 

2018 | Nigerian head of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, Mustapha Akanbi (85) 

2020 | South African writer, Jeanne Goosen (81)


1931 | Algerian-French actress, Françoise Arnoul 

1950 | South African talk show hostess and entrepreneur, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

1957 | South African rugby coach, Peter de Villiers 

1985 | Senegalese football player, Papiss Cissé 

1986 | Kenyan runner, Micah Kogo 


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2009 | The Golden Lions were defeated by British & Irish Lions 10–74 in the Lions tour to South Africa in Johannesburg.

2010 | West Indies South Africa won 5th ODI against West Indies by 1 wicket to win 5-match series 5–0 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.


1967 | “Respect” by Aretha Franklin goes on number 1. 

2013 | Lorde’s debut single “Royals” is released. 

2019 | Forbes magazine names Jay-Z the world’s first billionaire rapper.


Nigeria has the highest population with 206 million people which represents 18% of Africa’s total population.


Presh JM Reporter

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