On This Day: What happened on 05 June?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 05 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1900 | The British army conquered Pretoria in the Second Boer War. 

1991 | The Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act 108 of 1991 was adopted in South Africa. It dismissed the segregation laws relating to the use and occupation of land.

2000 | Six-Day War between Ugandan and Rwandan soldiers begin in Kisangani, DRC.

2019 | President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, announced that the use of plastics in national parks, forests and beaches will be banned and will become effective on 5 June 2020. 

2019 | The Zimbabwean government and the European Union ambassadors met formally to discuss ways of ending decades of trade and economic hostility.

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DEATHS

2017 | Ivorian footballer, Cheick Tioté (30) 

2018 | South African neurosurgeon, Kay de Villiers (90) 

2019 | Egyptian actor and comedian, Mohamed Negm (75) 

2019 | South African journalist, Raymond Louw (92)

BIRTHDAYS

1930 | Egyptian author, Alifa Rifaat 

1938 | South African artist, David Koloane

1956 | South African-British theatre director, Roger Michell

1995 | South African-Australian singer-songwriter, actor, and YouTuber, Troye Sivan

SPORT

2011 | Africa Cup of Nations qualification – Ivory Coast and Botswana qualify for the finals after beating Benin and Malawi respectively. 

2011 | IRB Junior World Trophy – Zimbabwe lost the 7th place match by 1 score (29-30) to the United States.

ENTERTAINMENT

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2018 | “Ocean’s 8” starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna premiered.

AFRICA FACT

The University of Al-Karaouine located in Morocco is the world’s oldest educational institution and it is still functioning in Africa. It was founded in 859 AD by Fatima al-Fihri.

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Presh JM Reporter

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