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1992 – Cate Campbell was born in Malawi. She was a member of the 4×100 relay team that won a gold medal for Australia at the 2012 Olympics. At the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships, she won gold in both the 50 and 100 meter freestyle events.
2004 – Malawi saw its very first transition between democratically elected presidents when the UDF’s presidential candidate Bingu wa Mutharika defeated MCP candidate John Tembo and Gwanda Chakuamba, who was backed by a grouping of opposition parties.
2004 – Mutharika won the presidential election on 20 May 2004, ahead of John Tembo and Gwanda Chakuamba, and took office a few days later
1994 – In 1994, the UDF candidate Bakili Muluzi came to power in Malawi. In the general election held on 20 May 2004, the UDF’s candidate for president, Bingu wa Mutharika, won 35.9% of the vote and was elected. The party also won 49 out of 194 seats.
2004 – Voters in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest nations, flocked to the polls for their third multiparty elections in a decade. Bingu wa Mutharika, Pres. Muluzi’s handpicked successor, was declared the winner. The ruling party lost its parliamentary majority.
2005 – British scientists reported the discovery of a new species of monkey in Tanzania, the Lophocebus kipunji.
1303 – A peace treaty is signed between England and France.
1969 – In South Vietnam, troops of the 101st Airborne Division reach the top of Hill 937 after nine days of fighting entrenched North Vietnamese forces
1663 – William Bradford, printer
1750 – Stephen Girard, America financier and philanthropist.
FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY
1981 – Leonardo Di Lorenzo