On this day 6 July 2019 in Africa’s history, world history and which celebrities were born today

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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!

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AFRICA [Malawi]

1981 –  Malawi played their first international soccer match against Mozambique in Malawi and won 3-1. Goals were scored by Kamfa, Bille, and Chamangwana.

1971 – Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi

1964 – Malawi became a fully independent member of the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth).

1964 – Malawi, a former British protectorate and part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, gained independence.

1968 –  Malawi played their first international soccer match against Kenya in Malawi and drew 2-2

1989 – 06/07/1989 The first international soccer match against Gabon. Malawi won 2-0. Two goals scored by Kayira.

1970 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Mauritius  and won 1-0

1974 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Ivory Coast won 5-1.

2012 – “Malawi’s President Joyce Banda released 377 prisoners to mark 48 years of independence from Britain, but left child rapists to “”die”” behind bars.”

1964 – Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK

1964 – Independence from Britain

1975 – Independence from France

AFRICA [SOUTH AFRICA]

2016 –  South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 6 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013

1963 – South African workers’ union leader Billy Nair arrested

AFRICA [DRC]

1526 –  King Afonso of Kongo (1509-1542) sent a letter of complaint to Portugal regarding the impact of slave trade in his country.

THE WORLD
1685 – James II defeats James, the Duke of Monmouth, at the Battle of Sedgemoor, the last major battle to be fought on English soil.

1945 – B-29 Superfortress bombers attack Honshu, Japan, using new fire-bombing techniques.

1835 – John Marshall, the third chief justice of the Supreme Court, dies at the age of 79. Two days later, while tolling in his honor in Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell cracks.

1967 – Nigeria Civil War erupts as Negeria forces invade the secessionist state of Biafra

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1747 – John Paul Jones, naval hero of the American Revolution.

1910 – Dorothy Kirsten, opera singer

1921 – Nancy Reagan, wife if president Ronald Reagan

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1981- Roman Shirokov

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF

World Zoonoses Day was the day of the first vaccination against a zoonotic disease, which is an infectious disease that can be spread between humans and animals, was successfully administered by Louis Pasteur, a French biologist, on July 6, 1885

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