What’s Happening Today?
Independence Day (Mozambique). In 1962 several anti-colonial groups combined to form the Front for the Mozambique Liberation (FRELIMO). In September 1964, they began an armed guerilla campaign against the Portuguese. Together with similar armed movements in other Portuguese territories such as Angola and Guinea-Bissau, this led to the Portuguese Colonial War. The conflict lasted almost ten years. FRELIMO took control of Maputo, the capital, in April 1974 in a coup and independence for Mozambique was officially declared just over a year later on June 25th, 1975.
World Vitiligo Day. It is observed on June 25 and is an initiative aimed to build global awareness about vitiligo, a condition that leads to loss of colour in the skin creating a variety of patterns on the skin from loss of pigment. Vitiligo is often called a disease instead of a disorder and that can have a significantly negative social and/or psychological impact on patients, in part because of numerous misconceptions still present in large parts of the world.
What Happened Today?
1. In 1976, the Defence Council declared former president Idi Amin Dada president of Uganda for life. This was in addition to other titles the president had bestowed unto him like the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), Victorious Cross (VC) and Field Marshall, among others.
2. In 1991, Croatia and Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia. Croatia was first recognized as an independent state on 26 June 1991 by Slovenia, which declared its own independence on the same day as Croatia.
3. In 1993, Kim Campbell was sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
- 1903 - George Orwell, English actor who authored Animal Farm
- 1966 - Dikembe Mutombo, Congloese former NBA player
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