On This Day: What happened on 09 June?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 09 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1998 | After the death of Sani Abacha, Abdulsalami Abubakar was appointed the President of Nigeria.

2016 | Spanish airline Iberia and the US carrier United Airlines cancelled flights to Nigeria due to the worsening economic crisis in the country.

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2017 | The South Africa government declared Knysna a disaster area due to wildfires that were caused by strong winds and it was also declared the worst winter in 30 years. 

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2019 | Gang violence in Cape Town claimed the lives of 14 teens all affiliated with gangs in 24 hours.

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DEATHS

2013 | Nigerian member of the Senate of Lagos State, Wahab Dosunmu (74) 

2015 | Zimbabwean former Minister of Mines and Mining Development of Zimbabwe, Amos Midzi (62) 

2019 | Indian-South African writer, Ahmed Essop (87) 

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2020 | Nigerian politician & businessman, Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme (76)

BIRTHDAYS

1972 | South African artist, Marlise Keith

1980 | Nigerian singer-songwriter and harmonica player, D’banj 

1980 | South African football player, Lehlohonolo Seema 

1984 | South African actress and model, Ilene Hamann

SPORT

2009 | South Africa won by 1 run against New Zealand at the ICC World Twenty20 in England and advanced to the Super Eights. 

2010 | Tri-nation series final – Sri Lanka won the match. The team defeated Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in Harare.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Katy Perry

2017 | Katy Perry released her fifth studio album ‘Witness’.

AFRICA FACT

The hippopotamus is the deadliest animal in Africa, killing more people than crocodiles and lions combined.

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