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Lesotho - Historical Events
Date Event
1833-06-28

Three missionaries of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society obtain permission from Chief Moshoeshoe (Moshesh) to found a mission station in Basutoland (now Lesotho)

1868-03-12

Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa (later renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho)

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

1966-10-04

Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1986-01-01

South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact.

1986-01-20

Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan

1994-08-17

Lesotho King Letsie II dismisses premier Ntsu Mokhehle

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Lesotho - Birthdays
Date Event
1938-05-02

Constantine Bereng Seeiso, king Moshushoe II of Lesotho

1938-05-02

Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)

1957-05-26

Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician

1963-07-17

Letsie III, King of Lesotho

1968-03-19

Mots'eoa Senyane, Lesotho diplomat

1976-06-02

Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho

1980-06-09

Lehlohonolo Seema, Lesotho footballer

2001-10-07

Princess Senate Seeiso, daughter of King Letsie III of Lesotho

Lesotho - Deaths
Date Event
1870-03-11

King Moshoeshoe I of Lesotho

1948-09-08

Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)

1994-04-14

Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered

1996-01-15

Moshushu II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51


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