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Mozambique - Notable Historical Events

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Mozambique - Historical Events
Date Event
1498-03-02

Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island

1859-09-16

Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

1900-09-11

President Paul Kruger crosses border into Mozambique

1951-06-11

Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal

1961-07-06

Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300

1961-07-08

Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die

1962-06-25

Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms

1975-06-25

After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique.

1976-03-03

Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia

1983-01-02

Several African National Congress(ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique.

1984-03-16

South-Africa & Mozambique sign non attack treaty

1986-11-03

Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique

1988-01-02

Right-wing guerrillas ambush a train near Mozambique's western border, killing at least 22 people and injuring 71.

1992-04-16

The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.

1992-10-04

The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.

2002-05-25

A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.

2016-03-24

MH370 search: Mozambique debris 'almost certainly' from missing plane

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Mozambique - Birthdays
Date Event
1917-05-25

Steve Cochran, Eureka CA, actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas)

1925-12-28

Hildegard Knef, Ulm Germany, actress (Touch of Class, Mozambique), (d. 2002)

1933-09-29

Samora Machel, president Mozambique (1975-86)

1939-10-22

Joaquim Chissano, president of Mozambique (1986- )

1972-10-27

Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-96)

Mozambique - Deaths
Date Event
1969-02-03

Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered

1970-04-07

Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies

1986-10-20

Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53


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