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Zambia - Notable Historical Events

David LivingstoneNov 17, 1855

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Zambia - Historical Events
Date Event
1855-11-17

David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.

1963-05-25

Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia

1964-01-22

Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)

1964-10-24

Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zambia

1964-10-24

Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1973-08-25

Zambia adopts constitution

1986-05-18

South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia

1990-06-25

Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia

1994-11-20

The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumed the next year).

2012-02-12

Zambia defeat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations

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Zambia - Birthdays
Date Event
1924-04-28

Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)

1927-12-16

Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)

1951-03-08

Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)

1957-06-07

Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)

1964-09-15

Robert Farley, Ndola Zambia, Australasia golfer

Zambia - Deaths
Date Event
1607-04-25

Jacob van Heemskerck, Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle

1996-02-11

Kebby Musokotwane, prime minister of Zambia in (1985-89), dies

2000-08-21

Daniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)


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