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KIU Trivia: May 10th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Lupus Day. It is celebrated on May 10 to raise awareness and educate the public about the symptoms and health effects of lupus, a disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Together we can make lupus an international health priority and ensure that people with lupus around the world are diagnosed and treated effectively.

Jerusalem Day. It is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to mark the regaining of access to the Western Wall.

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1962, Marvel Comics published the first issue of The Incredible Hulk, a fictional superhero appearing in publications by the American publisher Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.

2.    In 1994, Nelson Mandela (in the picture) was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa. Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life as a political prisoner of the South African government, declared that “the time for the healing of the wounds has come.” Two weeks earlier, more than 22 million South Africans had turned out to cast ballots in the country’s first-ever multiracial parliamentary elections. An overwhelming majority chose Mandela and his African National Congress (ANC) party to lead the country.

3.    In 2013, One World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is also the tallest building in the United States and the sixth-tallest in the world. 


1.    1960 – Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, activist, philanthropist, venture capitalist, businessman, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2.

2.    1998 – Fahad Bayo, Uganda Cranes football striker.

Sources: Wikipedia, checkiday & bornglorious

Photo: Inc.Magazine