This day 20 May 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today!

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

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

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.

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.

AFRICA – [TANZANIA]

2005 –  British scientists reported the discovery of a new species of monkey in Tanzania, the Lophocebus kipunji.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1986 –  South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia

THE WORLD

1498 – Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India becoming the first European to reach India by sea.

2019 – Google stops support for Huawei’s Android system in an escalation of the tech war between US and China 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1935 – Jose Mujica, 40 the President of Uruguay (2010-2015), champion of the poor and former urban guerrilla with the Tupamaros, born in Montevideo, Uruguay 

1942 – Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born Seattle, Washington.

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1992 – Gerónimo Rulli

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:

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