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KIU Trivia: July 16 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Snake Day. World Snake Day is an important day aimed at increasing awareness about the different species of snake all around the world. 

Of the 3,500 species of snake around the world, there are only around 600 that are venomous. This is less than 25 percent of snakes! There are only 200 species of snake that pose a considerable risk to human life as well. Therefore, snakes are nowhere near as worrying or scary as we think they are.

National Stress Awareness Day. On National Stress Awareness Day, we focus on this leading health problem and raise awareness about the causes and cures of it. It is a day when people recognize their own stress, and figure out what steps they are going to take to overcome it.

What Happened Today?

1. In 622, the Islamic calendar was established. During that year, Prophet Muhammad and his followers migrated from Mecca to Medina and established the first Muslim community (ummah), an event commemorated as the Hijra.

2. In 1790, The District of Columbia (Present-day Washington D.C.) was established as the capital of the United States after the signature of the Residence Act. It remains the USA’s capital to date. 

3. in 1995, sold its first book. The e-commerce website was first founded in 1995 by Jeff Bezos as an online bookstore. The first book sold by the Internet giant was Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter.


1. 1936 – Miria Kalule Obote, former First Lady of Uganda and wife of former president Apollo Milton Obote and also a presidential candidate in the 2006 General Election.

2. 1989 – Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer and Real Madrid forward. Formerly played for Tottenham Hotspur

3. 1990 – Wizkid, multi-award-winning Nigerian artiste and songwriter.

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