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AFRICA
1949 (Malawi) – Joyce Hilda Banda (née Mtila) was born on the 12th of April 1949. A Malawian politician who was the President of Malawi, She is the founder and leader of the People’s Party, created in 2011. An educator and grassroots women’s rights activist, she was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2009.

2006 (DRC) – Government troops and UN peacekeepers launched a fresh military offensive in Congo’s restive east, targeting Rwandan Hutu rebels blamed for attacking civilians at home and in Congo.

THE WORLD
1606 – England adopts the Union Jack as it’s flag.

1770 – Parliament repeals the Townsend Acts.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY
1791 – Francis Preston Blair, Washington globe newspaper editor

1838 – John Shaw Billings, American librarian

1969 – Lucas Radebe, is a South African former footballer who played primarily as a centre-back. He began playing in South Africa with Kaizer Chiefs, before transferring to Leeds United, where he played 256 matches for the Yorkshire side.

INTERNATIONA DAY
International Day of Human Space Flight

On This Day

On This Day highlights events in history that happened on this day. These include dates in the history of Malawi, the world, celebrities birthdays and International Days.

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