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.
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.
2019 | Gang violence in Cape Town claimed the lives of 14 teens all affiliated with gangs in 24 hours.
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)
2020 | Nigerian politician & businessman, Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme (76)
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
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.
2017 | Katy Perry released her fifth studio album ‘Witness’.
The hippopotamus is the deadliest animal in Africa, killing more people than crocodiles and lions combined.