On This Day: What happened on 07 June?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 07 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1990 | President F.W. de Klerk lifted the 10-year state of emergency in South Africa.

1999 | The African National Congress won the second democratic election. 

2005 | Human remains were discovered in a wheel-well of a South African Airways flight when it landed at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York from Johannesburg.

2009 | Thousands of Liberians protested outside the Capitol Building in Monrovia demanding better living conditions and accused President George Weah of violating the constitution.

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DEATHS

2015 | South African lawyer and anti-apartheid activist, Felicia Kentridge (84) 

2016 | Nigerian football player and manager, Stephen Keshi (54) 

2017 | Ugandan ambassador to Belgium, Germany, and Italy, Deo Rwabiita (74)

2020 | Gabonese diplomat & Minister-Delegate under the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paul Boundoukou-Latha (67)

BIRTHDAYS

1953 | South African musician, Johnny Clegg

1984 | South African model, Gina Athans

1993 | South African actress, Alex McGregor

1996 | South African rapper & songwriter, Shane Eagle

SPORT

2009 | South Africa win against Scotland by 130 runs at the ICC World Twenty20 in England. At the time it was the second-highest winning margin in Twenty20 Internationals history. 

2010 | Tri-nation series in Harare – Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets and Brandon Taylor scored 119 runs.

ENTERTAINMENT

2019 | X-Men: Dark Phoenix was released in South Africa. 

2019 | The first private television station in Nigeria, Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power radio station was shut down by the Nigerian government, accusing it of violating professional ethics.

AFRICA FACT

Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Its main water source is the Zambezi River.

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Presh JM Reporter

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