Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 24 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
1950 | Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed, formally segregating races.
1976 | The Principal’s office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town is burnt down in connection with the Soweto uprising.
1977 | Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the LWF.
1986 | In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the ANC.
2002 | A passenger train has collided with a goods train and been derailed in Tanzania leaving over 200 dead and 500 severely injured.
1994 | Zimbabwean politician and activist, George Nyandoro (67)
1846 | Samuel Johnson, Nigerian priest and historian.
1908 | South African educationist, Godfrey Nakene.
1969 | South African player Thabo Mngomeni.
1973 | Danie Malan, SA athlete, sets a new world record in the 1 000m event in Munich.
1995 | Springboks beat New Zealand in Rugby Wold Cup final match.
2010 | Cameroon plays the Netherlands at the FIFA world cup and loses 1 – 2.
2011 | Congo ties 1 – 1 with North Korea and advances to the FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinals.
1969 | A great week for movie releases including The Love Bug from Disney and True Grit starring John Wayne.
2014 | Lyrics of “Like a Rolling Stone” handwritten by Bob Dylan sell at auction for a record US$2 million.
Nigeria is fourth largest oil exporter in the world, and Africa’s biggest oil producer with about 2.2 million barrels produced every day. Top 10 oil producers in order of total exports: Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo, Gabon, South Africa.