This Day In History: 07 May 2019

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!


2012 ( Malawi) –  Malawi floated its currency, with the kwacha plunging a third against the US dollar, as the impoverished nation bowed to a key demand of the International Monetary Fund to fix its troubled economy. Official exchange rates put one dollar at 250 kwacha, compared to 166 kwacha on May 4, a 33.598 percent value drop.


2000 –  Pres. Kagame announced that Rwanda was prepared to quickly implement a phased withdrawal from Congo.

2001 –  A report by the Intl. Rescue Committee estimated the death toll in Congo’s 33-month war at 2 ½ million people, mostly due to disease and malnutrition.


0558 – The dome of the church of St. Sophia in Constantinople collapses. Its immediate rebuilding is ordered by Justinian.

1763 – Indian chief Pontiac begins his attack on a British fort in present-day Detroit, Michigan.

1800 –Congress divides the Northwest Territory into two parts. The western part will becomes the Indiana Territory and the eastern section remains the Northwest Territory.


1833 – Johannes Brahms, German composer

1840 – Peter liyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer

1870 – Marcus Loew, film executive, consolidated studios to create MGM.


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