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Botswana - Historical Events
Date Event
1893-01-21

The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, was formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate which is now Botswana.

1913-07-25

A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland

1966-09-29

Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana

1966-09-30

Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1980-07-18

Quett Masire installed as president of Botswana

1983-03-09

Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana

1986-05-18

South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia

1994-10-15

Botswana Pres Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election

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Botswana - Birthdays
Date Event
1921-07-01

Seretse Khama, 1st premier/president of Botswana (Bechuanaland)

1939-08-21

Festus Mogae, president of Botswana

Botswana - Deaths
Date Event
1980-07-13

Seretse Khama, 1st president of Botswana, dies

2017-06-23

Former Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

2017-06-24

Former Botswana president Ketumile Masire dies aged 91


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