On This Day: What happened on 13 June?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 13 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1950 | The parliament passes legislation through the Population Registration Act No. 30 of 1950 to separate the South African people into four races which are White, Black, Coloured, and Indian.

1980 | The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 473 calling the South African government to release political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela.

2017 | Helen Zille resigned from leadership positions in the Democratic Alliance (DA).

2018 | The State of the National Drought Disaster in South Africa lapsed.

2019 | Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption.

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DEATHS

1979 | Egyptian-Italian singer-songwriter and pianist, Demetrio Stratos (33) 

2016 | Ugandan former Ambassador to the United Nations, Joshua Wanume Kibedi (74)

2016 | Ghanaian football player, Uriah Asante (24)

2020 | South African dancer and choreographer, Kirvan Fortuin (28)

BIRTHDAYS

1922 | South African author, Etienne Leroux

1935 | Moroccan sculptor and painter, Jeanne-Claude

1954 | Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 

1987 | United States-South African rugby player, Fudge Mabeta

SPORT

West Indies vs South Africa

2009 | Western Province were defeated by British & Irish Lions 23-26 in the Lions tour to South Africa match.

2010 | 1st Test – The Proteas defeated West Indies by 163 runs at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

ENTERTAINMENT

1993 | YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to win the WWF Championship.
2012 | The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres.

AFRICA FACT

The hottest place in the world is the Al’Aziziyah in Libya.

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Presh JM Reporter

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