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1990 (Malawi) – The southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) was established by 9 countries with the Lusaka declaration (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe). The main aim was coordinating development projects in order to lessen economic dependence on apartheid South Africa. On August 17, 1992, it was transformed into the Southern African Development Community (SADC). By 2008 it included 15 members.
2011 (Malawi) – Malawi President Mutharika signed for a $350 million grant with the US agency Millennium Challenge Corporation. On July 26 Millennium Challenge said it was “deeply concerned by recent events in Malawi and is placing an immediate hold on all program operations in order to review its partnership with Malawi.”
2013 (Malawi) – Pop diva Modanna arrived in Malawi to tour the 10 school wings she has helped to build.
1990 (Tanzania) – The southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) was established by 9 countries with the Lusaka declaration (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe). The main aim was coordinating development projects in order to lessen economic dependence on apartheid South.
1997 (DRC) – In Zaire Etienne Tshisekedi was appointed prime minister. The next day he annulled the constitution, dissolved parliament and offered 6 Cabinet seats to the rebels. He planned a new transitional parliament and new multiparty elections
2003 (DRC) – Congo’s government agreed to a power-sharing deal with rebel groups.
2005 (DRC) – UN officials said a cholera epidemic has killed at least 4 and infected dozens in a squalid camp for displaced people in northeastern Congo, and it threatens to spread across the entire region.
1572 – The sea Beggars Under Guillaume Dell Marck land in Holland and capture the small town of Briel
1863 – The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the United States.
1920 – Germany’s Workers Party changes it’s name to the Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis).
1578 – William Harvey, English physician and biologist.
1815 – Otto Von Bismarck, chancellor of Germany.
1868 – Edmond Rostand, French dramatist.
FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAYS
1974 – Steven Craig Watson is an English football manager and former professional player who played as a right back or midfielder. He is the manager of National League North club York City.
April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.
On This Day highlights events in history that happened on this day. These include dates in the history of Malawi, the world, celebrities birthdays and International Days.