This day 01 January 2020 in Malawian’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]

1964 –   Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved

1956 – Independence from Britain/Egypt

1960 – Independence from France

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1994 –  South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

1974 –  With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa

1972 – Policewomen are enlisted as full members of South African Police Force for the first time.

1970 – The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.

1960 –  A photograph of a South African boy in a torn vest is published in the Daily Herald; it was illegal to employ a ‘native’ under 18 in the mines under the Native Labour Regulation Act

1894 – South African Amateur Athletic Union is founded in Johannesburg

THE WORLD

1758 – The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the “starting point” for standardised species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carlus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Natirae

1863 – Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln to free slaves in US conference states

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY’S

1752 – Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom] American seamstress widely credited with Making the first America flag, Born in Philadelphia

1992 – Jack Wilshere, English soccer midfielder Arsenal,west Ham Utd born in England

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1985 –  Fahed Attal

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