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KIU Trivia: June 12 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Day Against Child Labour. The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO)-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002  aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour.

The World Day Against Child Labour is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms.

Child Labour is a crime in many countries but underage children continue to be employed as workers, especially as domestic helpers or farmworkers.

Independence Day (The Philippines). This is an annual national holiday in the Philippines observed on June 12, commemorating the declaration of Philippine independence from Spain in 1898. 

The Philippines initially failed to win international recognition of its independence, specifically including the United States of America and Spain.

What Happened Today?

1. In 1943, Germany liquidated the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). Around 1,180 Jews were led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.

2. In 1964, anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa. Mandela went on to serve 27 years in prison in a number of prisons including Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison.

3. In 2009, analogue Television stations switched to digital television following the DTV delay act. This was a new turning point for many in Uganda who were used to free-to-air television now being required to subscribe to satellite television, which was offering digital television.

4. In 2018,  United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea held the first meeting between leaders of their two countries in Singapore. The meeting was hailed as a stepping stone to a long-overdue peace agreement between the two countries and lifting of American sanctions on North Korea, but the expected results are yet to be achieved to date.

Source: Wikipedia

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