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KIU Trivia: September 27th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Tourism Day. World Tourism Day, celebrated every September 27 around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential contribution to sustainable development. The aim of the celebration is to cultivate and create awareness among the public of the significance of tourism. This year’s celebration will be held in Gulu under the theme of ‘Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All.’ 

Meskel. The Ethiopia Meskel celebration is an annual religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox church. It commemorates the supposed discovery of the True Cross upon which Jesus was crucified by the Romans. The legend goes that in the 4th century BC the Roman Empress Helena received a vision in a dream telling her where to find the cross. She ordered the people of Jerusalem to collect wood, and the smoke from a huge bonfire apparently indicated the location where the cross was buried.

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1922, Constantine I of Greece abdicated the Greek throne. Constantine I of Greece abdicated in favor of his son, George II, after a military revolt.

2.    In 1937, the Bali Tiger became extinct. Native to the Indonesian island of Bali, the Bali Tiger was made extinct due to human activities and hunting. On this day, the last known adult Balinese tiger was shot dead.

3.    In 1996, the Taliban took over Kabul. Following the take-over, the Islamic fundamentalist group established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. They were deposed in 2001 following the American “War on Terror” but retook power in August 2021 in a military blitz.


1.    1982 – Lil Wayne.

2.    1983 – Teacher Mpamire, Ugandan comedian famous for mimicking President Yoweri Museveni.

Sources: Wikipedia, checkiday & bornglorious

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