On this day 12 April in Malawi’s history, world history and which celebrities were born today

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On this day in Malawi, Africa and the world
On this day in Malawi, Africa and the world

Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!

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

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