This day 25 May 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today!

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1971 –  Malawi played their first international soccer match against Uganda in Uganda and drew 3-3.

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.

2003 – In Malawi opposition supporters rioted as Bingu wa Mutharika was sworn in as president

AFRICA – [TANZANIA]

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

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1986 –  US & Western Europe veto heavier sanctions against South Africa

1967 –  Government bans submarines near South Africa

THE WORLD

2017 – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University after dropping out in 2004 

2019 – Boat capsizes on Lake Mai-Ndombe, the Western Democrat Republic of Congo, drowning at least 45 with 200 missing.

 FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1926 – Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, born in Abilene

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1953 –  Daniel Passarella

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:

World Thyroid Day

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