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KIU Trivia: November 30 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

Saint Andrew’s Day (Scotland). This day is celebrated on November 30 in Scotland. Saint Andrew is the disciple in the New Testament who introduced his brother, the Apostle Peter, to Jesus as the Messiah. He is the patron saint of Cyprus, Scotland, Greece, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, San Andres Island (Colombia), Saint Andrew (Barbados) and Tenerife. 

Regina Mundi Day (South Africa). Regina Mundi (Latin for "Queen of the World"). designed by architect Anthony Noel Errol Slaven, is the largest Roman Catholic church in South Africa. It is located in Rockville, Soweto, a populous black urban residential area within the city of Johannesburg. Due to the role it played as a place of gathering for the people of Soweto in the years before, during, and after the anti-apartheid struggle, it is often referred to as "the people's church" or "the people's cathedral.

What Happened Today?

1. In 1872, the first international football (soccer) match was played. The match between England and Scotland was held at West of Scotland Cricket Club in Partick, Scotland. The game ended with a 0-0 draw.

2. In 1953, the Kabaka of Buganda Frederick Mutesa II was deposed and exiled to England by the British colonial governor Sir Andrew Cohen, leaving thousands of his people mourning and angrily protesting the action. The deportation was carried out after the Lukiiko had sought independence from Uganda with Kabaka Mutesa himself demanding Buganda be separated from the rest of Uganda, the British protectorate.

3. In 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released worldwide. Thought to be the best selling album of all time, the album, which had 9 tracks, won 8 Grammy Awards, including the award for Album of the Year in 1984.


1. 1874 – Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945. He christened Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

2. 1955 – Beti Kamya Turwomwe, Cabinet Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in the Cabinet of Uganda, 

Sources: Wikipedia, checkiday & bornglorious

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