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Tanzania - Notable Historical Events

David LivingstoneSep 16, 1859

Mary LeakeyNov 2, 1960

Osama bin LadenNov 20, 1998

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Tanzania - Historical Events
Date Event
1859-09-16

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

1954-07-07

Formation of the TANU party (Tanganyika African National Union ) in Tanzania

1960-11-02

Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.

1961-12-09

Tanganyika gains independence from Britain, takes name Tanzania

1964-10-29

The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania

1965-02-26

West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania

1970-07-12

Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway

1970-10-26

Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam

1972-09-17

Tanzania troops march in to Uganda

1978-10-30

Uganda troops attack Tanzania

1979-04-11

Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala

1984-03-15

Tanzania adopts constitution

1990-11-09

Tanzania government of Malecela forms

1998-08-20

U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

1998-11-20

A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

2002-06-24

The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.

2012-12-06

A 243 million year old Nyasasaurus fossil is discovered in Tanzania

2013-03-29

36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2013-04-02

13 people are killed in a quarry accident, in Arusha, Tanzania

2016-01-31

In Tanzania, 3 charged in death of helicopter pilot who protected elephants

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Tanzania - Birthdays
Date Event
1925-05-08

Ali Hassan Mwinyi, president of Tanzania (1985- )

1953-06-23

Filbert Bayi, Karatu Tanzania, 3k steeplechase (Olympic-silver-1980)


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