On This Day: What happened on 19 June?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 19 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1904 | Arrival of Chinese laborers in South Africa.

1913 | Natives Land Act of 1913 implemented in South Africa.

1965 | South Africa raises concerns with Dutch government over funds sent to victims of apartheid.

1991 | Political activist, Mziwonke ‘Pro’ Jack, assasinated.

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1932 | General secretary of the ANC, journalist and writer Solomon Plaatje dies (55)

2004 | Angolan writer, Oscar Ribas (94)

2010 | Sudanese born American basketball player, Manute Bol (47)


1917 | Former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Dr Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo.

1951 | Egyptian physician, Islamic theologian and leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

1968 | Kenyan business man, Thomas P.G. Cholmondeley.

1985 | Ethiopian runner, Dire Tune Arissi.


Boxing gloves

1961 | Levi Madi outpoints Leslie Tangee over 12 rounds in Cape Town to retain SA featherweight title.

1965 | Herbert Hlubi wins on points over 12 rounds against King Ekion Ngubane in Durban for SA light heavyweight title.

2015 | Oscar Chauke scores a 12-round points victory over Prince Ndlovu in Giyani to retain the SA featherweight title.


1905 | The world’s first nickelodeon opened showing a silent film called The Great Train Robbery the name nickelodeon was used as it cost 5 cents or a nickel to watch the movie or live vaudeville acts.

1910 | The First Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Spokane, Washington.


There are an estimated 1,500 – 2,000 languages spoken on the continent of Africa! More than 500 languages are spoken in Nigeria alone, and the country of South Africa has 11 official languages.


Presh JM Reporter

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