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KIU Trivia: August 30th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

International Day of the Disappeared. This is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

Frankenstein Day. It is an annual holiday celebrated on August 30, Mary Shelley's birthday, in celebration of her 1818 novel Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus.

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1967,  Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

2.    In 1998, during the  Second Congo War: the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and their Angolan and Zimbabwean allies recaptured Matadi and the Inga dams in the western DRC from RCD and Rwandan troops.

3.    In 2014, Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane fled to South Africa as the army allegedly staged a coup. Thabane claimed that some within the Lesotho Defence Forces were out to kill him and that his name was on a hit list. 

1.    1930 – Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. 

2.    1972 – Cameron Diaz (in the photo), American retired actress who is also an author, producer, and model.

Source: Wikipedia 

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