Today in Mozambique History
Events 1 - 14 of 14
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
Physician and Explorer David Livingstone 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
1984-03-16 - South-Africa & Mozambique sign non attack treaty
1986-11-03 - Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
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.
Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5
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)
Deaths 1 - 3 of 3
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