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KIU Trivia: May 24th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

Independence Day (Eritrea). Eritreans commemorate their country's independence from Ethiopia in 1991. On this day in 1991, Eritrean People's Liberation Front forces moved into the capital Asmara, reinstating independence, following a 30-year war against the Ethiopian military regime. (Eritrean flag in image)

International Tiara Day. It is a special event created and organized to encourage women everywhere to embrace their inner beauty and wear a tiara. Every woman deserves to feel special and adored, and this day, which also falls on Queen Victoria’s (Queen Elizabeth II’s mother) birthday, serves this purpose.

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1961, Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife, and his presidential committee died in an aircraft accident while travelling from the city of Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president gave a famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.

2.    In 1966, the Lubiri of Buganda Kingdom was invaded by government forces. They also invaded and looted the seat of the Kabaka's government at Bulange, Mengo, to search for the hidden cache of arms. The invasion also led to the exile of Buganda King Edward Muteesa to the UK.

3.    In 2019, then British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she would resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party effective 7 June 2019, thereby surrendering the PM office.


1.    1956 - Rebecca Kadaga, speaker of the 10th Ugandan parliament.

2.    1966 – Eric Cantona, French actor, director, producer, and former professional footballer who played for Manchester united.

Sources: Wikipedia, checkiday &

Image: World Map