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KIU Trivia: June 1st in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Milk Day. It is an international day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector.

Madaraka Day (Kenya). It is a national holiday celebrated every June 1 of every year in the Republic of Kenya. It commemorates the day in 1963 that Kenya attained internal self-rule after being a British colony since 1920. Madaraka is a Swahili word for "authority, ruling power".

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1938, Superman created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster made his first appearance in D.C. Comics’ Action Comics Series issue #1 which sold for 10 cents.

2.    On June 1, 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world's first 24-hour television news network, made its debut. The network signed on from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan.

3.    In 2001: The king, queen and seven other members of the royal family in Nepal were shot dead after the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Dipendra went on a rampage with a gun before turning it on himself.


1.    1954 – Brig. Proscovia Nalweyiso, Ugandan female military General.

2.    1955 – Amelia Kyambadde, Ugandan Minister.

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