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KIU Trivia: April 8 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

International Romani Day. The Romani are an itinerant ethnic group that originated in the Indian subcontinent, but today most live in Europe and the Americas. International Romani Day celebrates Romani culture, raises awareness of the issues Romani people face, and educates the public about discrimination people of Romani descent have experienced historically and in the present day. 

National Zoo Lovers Day. It is celebrated on April 8 of every year. It is a day to visit the nearby zoo and make sure that be one be a part of one of the millions of people who visit them each year. Hence National Zoo Lovers Day is a perfect day to see your favourite animals which swinging from trees to trees or splashing in the water.

What Happened Today?

1. In 1953, Jomo Kenyatta the leader of the Kenya African Union Movement is sentenced to seven years of hard labour for his part in the organization of the rebel Mau Mau movement. In 1963 Mr Kenyatta took control as the first prime minister of a self-governing Kenya and denied he was ever a member of the Mau Mau, his trial is generally regarded to have been rigged by the British because he was an advocate of self-rule for Kenya and other African Nations.

2. In 2005, Pope John Paul II was buried. World leaders joined pilgrims and prelates during the Rite of Visitation which took place from 4 April to 7 April at St. Peter's Basilica. for the Funeral of Pope John Paul II.

3. In 2013, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Baroness Margaret Thatcher died at the age of eighty-seven after suffering from a stroke. Thatcher had served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1990 as a leader of the Conservative party. She was the first female Prime Minister in the country.


1. 1966 – Robin Wright, an American actress, and director.

2. 1984 – Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstani professional boxer, and two-time middleweight world champion, 

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