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KIU Trivia: July 6th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

Independence Day (Malawi). Today, Malawi commemorates its independence from Britain on this day in 1966. At midnight on July 6th 1966, Malawi became a fully independent member of the Commonwealth, with thousands attending the changing of the flag ceremony at the Central Stadium.

Independence Day (Comoros). This is a public holiday that commemorates the day when the Comoros gained independence from France in 1975. Following a period of unrest, France and the Comoros reached an agreement for the Comoros to become independent in 1978. An independence referendum was held on the archipelago in 1974 and three islands voted for independence.

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tested his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals, and it is mainly got from dog bites. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure.

2.    In 1947, The AK-47, officially known as the Avtomat Kalashnikova, one of the most popularly used guns in the world, went into production in the Soviet Union.

3.    In 2013, at least 42 people were killed in a shooting at a school in Yobe State, Nigeria.


1.    1946 – Sylvester Stallone, American actor.

2.    1979 – Kevin Hart, American stand-up comedian and actor.

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