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On this day in Africa in 2005 ( Malawi) The UDF won the 2005 election, however, did not win a majority of seats in Parliament, as it had done in 1994 and 1999 elections. It successfully secured a majority by forming a “government of national unity” with several opposition parties. Bingu wa Mutharika left the UDF party on citing differences with the UDF, particularly over his anti-corruption campaign.
On this day in Africa in 1965 – (Malawi) One ex-minister, Henry Chipembere led a small, unsuccessful armed uprising in February 1965. After its failure, he arranged for his transfer to the USA. Another ex-minister, Yatuta Chisiza, organised an even smaller incursion from Mozambique in which he was killed. Several of the former ministers died in exile or, in the case of Orton Chirwa in a Malawian jail, but some survived to return to Malawi after Banda was deposed in 1993, and resumed public life.One ex-minister, led a small, unsuccessful armed uprising in February 1965.
On this day in Africa in 1977 (Tanzania) – Julius Nyerere and Aboud Jumbe set up the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party following the merger of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) and the Afro-Shirazi Party (ASP), which were the sole operating parties in mainland Tanzania and the semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar respectively
On this day in World in 1846 – The first Pacific Coast newspaper, The Oregon Spectator, is published.
On this day in World in 1900 – The United States and Great Britain sign the Hay- Pauncefote Treaty, giving the United States the right to build a canal in Nicaragua but not to fortify it.
On this day in World in 1985 – The United States halts a loan to Chile in protest over human rights abuses.
On this day in World in 1945 – American and French troops destroy German forces in the Colmar Pocket in France.
Born on this day in 1723 – John Witherspoon, a Declaration of Independence signer.
Born on this day in 1788 – Sir Robert Peel, a British Prime Minister.
Born on this day in 1934 – Hank Aaron, American Hall of Fame baseball player.
Born on this day in 1987 – Darren Criss, is an Filipino-American actor, singer and songwriter. He received Emmy and Golden Globe acting awards for his leading role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
Born on this day in 1962 – Jennifer Jason Leigh, is an American actress.
International day of Kashmir Solidarity, is a national holiday in Pakistan and also observed by Kashmiri nationalists on 5 February each year.