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KIU Trivia: July 7th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

Saba Saba Day. This Day celebrates the 1954 founding of the Tanzanian political party, TANU, the Tanganyika African National Union. Saba Saba means "seven seven" in Swahili, the national language of Tanzania, and of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, the two countries whose union created the United Republic of Tanzania in 1964.

World Chocolate Day. It is an annual observance that occurs globally on the 7th of July. . Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate. Some references indicate that this day celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550.

 What Happened Today?
1.         In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, During her time on the court, some publications ranked her among the most powerful women in the world. On August 12, 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

2.         In 2005, a series of four explosions occurred on London's transport system, killing 56 people, including four suicide bombers, and injuring over 700 others. The explosions were caused by triacetone triperoxide IEDs packed into backpacks. The bombings were followed two weeks later by a series of attempted attacks that failed to cause injury or damage.

3.         In 2016, ex-US Army soldier Micah Xavier Johnson shot fourteen policemen during an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas, Texas, killing five of them. He was subsequently killed by a robot-delivered bomb.


1.    1959 - Aronda Nyakairima, former Army commander of UPDF. He died in 2015.

2.    1981 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian international cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. He is the only captain in the history of Cricket to win all ICC trophies.

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