On this day: 14 June 2019

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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

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.

(DRC)

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.

THE WORLD

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.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

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.

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1987 –  Mohamed Diamé

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF: World Blood Donor Day

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