On This Day: What happened on 11 June?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 11 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1973 | Nigeria acquired 35% participation in the Shell-BP concession.

1977 | Stellenbosch University announced that it will accept non-White students (Black, Coloured and Asian) to study all post-graduate degrees and undergraduate courses.

1981 | The South Africa government and Lesotho government formed a consultative committee to settle issues arising at their common border.

1988 | Various artists staged a concert at Wembley Stadium, London to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s forthcoming 70th birthday (18 July).

2017 | Jailbreak – militants attacked a prison in DCR, killing 11 people and freeing 900 prisoners.

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DEATHS

1991 | South African composer, Cromwell Everson (65) 

2014 | South African former Chief Executive Officer of Business Connexion Group, Leetile Benjamin Mophatlane (41)

2018 | Zambian Minister of Gender, Victoria Kalima (45)

2020 | Gabonese former Prime Minister, Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet (59)

BIRTHDAYS

1932 | South African-American actor, director, and playwright, Athol Fugard 

1979 | Moroccan-Dutch football player, Ali Boussaboun 

1982 | South African high jumper, Jacques Freitag 

1993 | South African rugby player, Kwagga Smith

SPORT

2010 | The first FIFA World Cup in Africa begins in South Africa.

2010 | Namibia defeated Romania 21-17 at the International Rugby Board (IRB) Nations Cup in Bucharest.

ENTERTAINMENT

2019 | Animated film ‘Toy Story 4’ with the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen is released.

AFRICA FACT

Egypt is the most popular tourist destination in Africa. It receives over 10 million visitors every year.

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Presh JM Reporter

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