On this day: 15 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

1984 ( MALAWI) – Tay Grin, rapper was born.

Malawian rapper who became one of the biggest names in African hip-hop with songs like Break Out, The Beach and Chipapapa.

In 2014, he won the BEFFTA award for Best International African Act and was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by C.HUB Magazine.

He grew up idolizing American rappers like Jay Z and KRS-One. His big break came after a chance meeting with Alicia Keys’ manager Onree Gill in 2005. He is an entrepreneur who created the wireless public payphone company Phone Yanu. His real name is Limbani Kalilani. He once sang with American pop superstar Madonna at a party.

1999 – Malawi held its second democratic election. Bakili Muluzi was re-elected to serve a second five-year term as President, despite an MCP-AFORD Alliance that ran a joint slate against the UDF.

(TANZANIA)

2001 – The US cancelled $16 million of Tanzania’s debt and committed to canceling the remaining $10 million by the end of the year.

(DRC)

2001 –    The UN voted to keep peacekeepers in Congo for another year.

THE WORLD

1752 – Benjamin Franklin and his son test the relationship between electricity and lightning by flying a kite in a thunder storm.

1846 – Great Britain and the United States agree on a joint occupation of Oregon Territory.

1947 – The All India Congress accepts a British plan for the partition of India.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1330 – Edward the Black prince, the eldest son of Edward

1767 – Rachel Robards Jackson, First lady to President Andrew Jackson.

1843 – Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1988 –  Mohamed Zahid Hossain

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF: World Youth Skills Day

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