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Africa

On this day in Africa in 2012 (Malawi) police fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing vendors resisting orders they move off the streets to designated flea markets.

World

On this day in World in 1904 – Japan’s foreign minister severs all ties with Russia, citing delaying tactics in negotiations over Manchuria

On this day in World in 1926 Mussolini warns Germany to stop agitation in Tyrol.

On this day in World in 1929 Germany accepts the Kellogg-Briand pact.

On this day in World in 1933 Adolf Hitler‘s Third Reich begins press censorship.

On this day in World in 1936 Adolf Hitler opens the Fourth Winter Olympics.

On this day in World in 1963 The United States reports that all Soviet offensive arms are out of Cuba.

On this day in World in 1952 Elizabeth becomes Queen of England after her father, King George VI, dies.

On this day in World in 1964 Paris and London agree to build a rail tunnel under the English Channel.

On this day in World in 1975 President Gerald Ford asks Congress for $497 million for aid to Cambodia.

On this day in World in 1975 President Gerald Ford asks Congress for $497 million for aid to Cambodia.

On this day in World in 1977 Queen Elizabeth marks her Silver Jubilee.

Famous Birthday

Born on this day in 1895 George Herman “Babe” Ruth, baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Boston Braves. He was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season.

Born on this day in 1932 Francois Truffaut, French film director (The 400 BlowsShoot the Piano Player).

Born on this day in 1933 Walter E. Fauntroy, politician and civil rights leader.

Born on this day in 1945 Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae musician.

International Day

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day that takes place on February 6 as part of the UN’s efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. It was first introduced in 2003.

On This Day

On This Day highlights events in history that happened on this day. These include dates in the history of Malawi, the world, celebrities birthdays and International Days.

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