On this day: 25 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

(Malawi)

2012 – Malawi’s president Joyce Banda announced that she wants to repeal laws against homosexual acts, going against a trend in a continent in which gays are being increasingly singled out for prosecution. Traditionalists and religious leaders condemned her, saying she was trying to please Western donor nations. They argued that homosexuality is alien to Malawi’s cultural and religious values.

THE WORLD

1953 – The first atomic cannon is fired in Nevada.

1946 – Jordan gains independence from Britain.

1925 – John Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwinian theory in school.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1803 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and philosopher.

1878 – Bill, Bojangles” Robinson, tap dancer

1886 – Philip Murray, American labor leader, founder of the Congress of Industrial organization (CIO).

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1982 – Daniel Braaten

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:

World Thyroid Day

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