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    On This Day: What happened on 09 April?


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

    1960 | David Pratt attempted assassination at South African Prime Minister H.F. Verwoerd at the Rand Easter Show in Johannesburg failed.

    1999 | Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, Niger president, was assassinated at an airport in Niamey, Niger by his own presidential guard while he was attempting to flee the country.

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    2005 | The New National Party (NNP) federal council decided to dissolve the party and to join the ANC. 

    2010 | A high court in Guangdong Province, China sentenced Janice Bronwyn Linden, from Wentworth in Durban to death for smuggling drugs.

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    2015 | Cecil John Rhodes statue was removed at the University of Cape Town.

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    2006 | Gabonese president of the Senate and former foreign minister, Georges Rawiri (74) 

    2008 | Tunisian singer, Choubeila Rached (75) 

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    2017 | Lebanese former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fouad Naffah (92) 

    2019 | South African academic and negotiator, Pieter de Lange (93)


    1942 | South African actress, Nomhle Nkonyeni

    1972 | South African Television program host, James Currie

    1980 | Former Swazi-South African Parliamentary Leader for the opposition Democratic Alliance, Lindiwe Mazibuko

    1982 | South African footballer, Gert Schalkwyk


    2000 | Masters Tournament: South African golfer Ernie Els finish as runner-up, he lost the championship to a Fijian golfer Vijay Singh by three strokes. 

    2017 | Kenyan marathon runners, Paul Lonyangata and Purity Rionoripo who are also husband and wife won the 41st Paris marathon.



    2009 | Parks and Recreation a mockumentary sitcom television series starring Amy Poehler is released.

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    2012 | The Lion King becomes highest-grossing Broadway show


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