On This Day: What happened on 15 June?

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.

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DEATHS

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)

BIRTHDAYS

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

SPORT

Proteas CSA

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

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.

AFRICA FACT

The African pygmies are the shortest people in Africa. The average man is 1.45 m and the women are 1.33 m.

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Presh JM Reporter

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