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KIU Trivia: June 29th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Scleroderma Day. Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. Scleroderma affects women more often than men and most commonly occurs between the ages of 30 and 50. June 29 is a day to recognize the bravery of those who live with scleroderma and to demand equal treatment and equal care for people with scleroderma across Europe.

Independence Day (Seychelles). Today, Seychelles celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom. After elections in 1974, when both political parties in Seychelles campaigned for independence, negotiations with the British resulted in an agreement under which Seychelles became an independent republic within the Commonwealth on June 29th, 1976. This landmark date in the country's history is marked every year on Independence Day. 

What Happened Today?

1.    In 2006,  in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

2.    In 2007, Apple Inc. an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, computer software, and online services, and the world's largest technology company released its first mobile phone, the iPhone (in the image).

3.    In 2014, the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL) declared itself a caliphate, taking over large parts of Syria and Iraq. 


 1.    1947 – John Baptist Odama, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gulu.

2.    1978 – Nicole Sherzinger, American singer, songwriter and TV personality.

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