On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 3 June?

Look at what happened on this day, 3 June in history. From various achievements and milestones throughout human history to groundbreaking inventions and events that shaped the world we live in today.

Here is a look at some of the most notable events that happened on this day


1901 | President Paul Kruger founded the Staatsmodelskool (State Model School) in central Pretoria in 1893. Lord Alfred Milner renovated the school, which then opened as the Pretoria Boys High School with Charles Hope as its principal.

1984 | At the Sikhs’ holiest site in Amritsar, Harmandir Sahib, an Indian military onslaught began. 

2014 | Hashim Amla became the Proteas’ first non-white captain.

2018 | On a beach in Thailand, a dead whale was discovered with 7kg of plastic in its stomach.

2019 | According to a government investigation, the killing or disappearance of more than 1000 indigenous women and girls and their subsequent ‘genocide’ in Canada.

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1965 | Dutch swimmer, Hans Kroes. 

1979 | South African rugby union footballer, Deon Carstens

1983 | Italian footballer, Pasquale Foggia. 

1992 | German footballer, Mario Götze. 

1994 | South African rugby union footballer, Chris Massyn. 


1993 | Singaporean politician, acting President of Singapore, Yeoh Ghim Seng, 75. 

2002 | American talent agent and manager, Lew Wasserman, 89.

2015 | Israeli political scientist and academic, Avi Beker, 64

2021 | American attorney, F. Lee Bailey, 88.


2013 | On this day, José Mourinho returned to Chelsea as Chelsea Manager. 


2019 | Forbes Magazine named Jay-Z the first billionaire rapper in history.


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