Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 15 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
2015 | 7,000 students in Somalia take part in the first national examination in 25 years.
2019 | Ace Magashule attempted an anti-Ramaphosa coup with some of the parliament members.
2020 | According to Worldometers, South Africa recorded the 6th-highest number of new coronavirus cases in the world.
2020 | Congress of South African Students (COSAS) announced it will close schools in South Africa if students are not tested for COVID-19 before returning to school.
2013 | Angolan Ambassador to the Congo, Spain and Egypt, Kamu de Almeida (73)
2014 | Egyptian playwright and activist, Fathia al-Assal (81)
2020 | Nigerian businessman and member of the Senate, Adebayo Osinowo (64)
2020 | Ethiopian Olympic boxer, Seifu Makonnen (68)
1946 | Egyptian-Greek singer-songwriter and bass player, Demis Roussos
1950 | Ghanaian Minister of Women & Children’s Affairs, Juliana Azumah-Mensah,
1969 | Kenyan cricket player, Maurice Odumbe
1981 | Ghanaian football player, John Paintsil
1992 | Egyptian football player, Mohamed Salah
1909 | The Imperial Cricket Conference was founded by Representatives from Australia, England and South Africa. It was later renamed International Cricket Council.
2018 | Russia World Cup – Egypt lost their first game 0-1 to Uruguay.
2001 | Lagaan, the film set in 1893 starring Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh is released.
2005 | Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Katie Holmes premieres.
The African pygmies are the shortest people in Africa. The average man is 1.45 m and the women are 1.33 m.