On this day: 24 May 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

2004 ( Malaiwi) –In Malawi opposition supporters rioted as Bingu wa Mutharika was sworn in as president.

THE WORLD

1543 – Nicolaus Copernicus publishes proof of a sun-centered solar system. He dies just after publication.

1689 – The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are specifically excluded from Exemption

1624 – After years of unprofitable operation, Virginia’s charter is revoked and it becomes a royal colony.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1905 – Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian noverist ( and quiet flows the Don)

1928 – William Trevor, Irish short story writer and noverist ( The Old Boy, The Boarding House)

1941 – Bob Dylan ( Robert Zimmerman), singer and songwriter

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1978 – Nicola Ventola

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