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1993 ( MALAWI) – A memorable ‘Freedom Day’ in Malawi, 14 June, will remain a watershed day in the political history of Malawi.
It changed the political landscape when 65% of the Malawian population voted against single party system and embraced democracy as a way of life.
Even those who vehemently opposed the introduction of political pluralism are enjoying democracy today because of Malawians who woke up as early as 4am and formed snake-line queues to vote for change.
2003 – French troops leading an international force engaged in a firefight with gunmen for the first time in their mission to stabilize the northeastern Congolese town of Bunia.
2004 – UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland said Eastern Congo is rapidly turning into a major humanitarian disaster, with 3.3 million people out of reach of relief groups.
1381 – The Peasants’ Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxes when rebels plunder and burn the Tower of London and kill the Archbishop of Canterbury.
1951 – UNIVAC, the first computer built for commercial purposes, is demonstrated in Philadelphia by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr.
1922 – President Warren G. Harding became the first president to speak on the radio.
1820 – John Bartlett, editor, compiler of Barrett’s Familiar Questions.
1855 – Robert Marion” Fighting Bob” La Follette, reform movement leader, Governor of Wisconsin, U.S. Senator and Progressive path presidential candidate
1906 – Margaret Bourke-White, American photojournalist.
1987 – Mohamed Diamé
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF: World Blood Donor Day