What’s Happening Today?
International Labour Day. Today is a celebration of labourers and working classes, that is promoted by the International Labour Movement.
This year’s Labour Day comes at a time when a cloud hangs over the fate of many workers worldwide, who have lost their jobs due to lockdowns necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Uganda, workers who earn a daily wage, like boda-boda riders, have seen their livelihoods put on the line because they can not work due to the anti-coronavirus directives.
Save the Rhino Day. This day serves to draw attention to the plight of the Rhinocerous in the wild. According to savetherhino.org, every 10 hours, a Rhino is poached on average in Africa. This is dangerous to the species because two of the five existing Rhino species have less than 80 animals remaining in the wild, worldwide.
Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day. Many of us live busy, demanding and stressful lives, it is important to stop and think about your own health and relaxation sometimes. Therapeutic massage Awareness Day gives you the chance to relax and enjoy the benefits of massage.
What Happened Today?
1. In 1962, Apollo Milton Obote assumed the role of Prime Minister of Uganda after his earlier appointment to the position by governor-General Sir William Coutts. This followed the election victory by the UPC-KY alliance, where Kabaka Edward Muteesa II was elected President.
2. In 1925, the world’s largest trade union was founded in China. The All-China Federation of Trade Unions currently has more than 300 members.
3. In 1961, Fidel Castro declared Cuba a socialist nation and banned elections. This came a month after Cuban troops fought off a US-backed military invasion at the Bay of Pigs.