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Horoscope of Zambia · Database of events
Horoscope of Zambia · Zambia's natal chart
Once known as Northern Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe, its neighbor to the south, was called Southern Rodesia) Zambia was controlled by the South Africa Company from 1891 until its takeover by the United Kingdom in 1923.
After many years of struggle with the British, independence was secured in 1964, and the name was officially changed to Zambia.
The time was ten minutes before midnight on October 23, 1964. At the new Independence stadium in Lusaka, as the Zambian flag was being raised for the first time in the accompaniment of the national anthem.
Zambia natal data: October 23, 1964, 11:50 pm EET (-2:00, or 9:50 pm GMT), Lusaka (28e17, 15s25)
History of Zambia
Jun 11, 1891
Database of dates and events
- Portugal assigned Barotseland, now in Zambia, to Britain and Nyasaland becomes a British protectorate.
Sep 18, 1961
- Dag Hammarskjold, General Secretary of the United Nations, was killed in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He was flying to negotiate a cease-fire in the Congo.
Aug 25, 1973
- Zambia adopted a constitution
May 21, 1996
- The government adopted new constitutional amendments to prevent Kenneth Kaunda from running for president. The amendments require that candidates be at least second-generation Zambians. Kaunda is the son of immigrants from Malawi.
Jun 4, 1996
- Nine opposition politicians were charged with treason and masterminding the Black Mamba group.
Jun 16, 1996
- In Zambia 15 soccer fans were crushed to death and 52 injured during a stampede after Zambia beat Sudan.
Nov 20, 1996
- Frederick Chiluba and his Movement for Multiparty Democracy won re-election. Former pres. Kaunda and his United National Independent Party boycotted because he was declared ineligible to run.
Aug 24, 1997
- Former pres. Kaunda accused Pres. Frederick Chiluba of trying to kill him after he was wounded by riot police during a protest rally.
Oct 27, 1997
- There was a coup attempt by against Pres. Frederick Chiluba. Scores of people, mostly soldiers, were later arrested and a state of emergency imposed.
Dec 25, 1997
- Former president Kenneth Kaunda was confined to prison for 28 days on suspicion of being linked to the Oct 27 coup attempt.
Dec 31, 1997
- Former Pres. Kaunda (73) was released from prison and placed under house arrest.
Mar 17, 1998
- The state of emergency imposed last Oct. was lifted.
Jun 1, 1998
- Zambia dropped charges against former Pres. Kaunda and released him after Kaunda pledged to retire.
Feb 28, 1999
- In Zambia a bomb exploded at the Angolan Embassy and 4 other locations in Lusaka.
Mar 31, 1999
- In Zambia the high court declared former leader Kenneth Kaunda, born to Malawian missionaries, a non-citizen.
Nov 3, 1999
- Wazi Kaunda (47), the son of Kenneth Kaunda, was shot and killed by 4 gunmen at his front gate in Lusaka. Kaunda was a senior official in the opposition National Independence Party.
Mar 10, 2000
- In Zambia over 12,000 people lost their homes when the spillways of Kariba Dam in southern Siavonga were opened to relieve pressure.
Dec 4, 2000
- In southern Congo over 10,000 refugees were driven into northern Zambia due to renewed fighting over the last 12 days.
Apr 30, 2001
- The ruling party nominated Pres. Chiluba for re-election following a vote to amend the constitution.
May 2, 2001
- In Zambia the ruling party ousted Vice Pres. Christon Tembo, 8 Cabinet members and 11 0ther senior officials who opposed Pres. Chiluba’s bid for a 3rd term.
May 4, 2001
- Pres. Chiluba said he would not run for a 3rd term.
May 27, 2001
- Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo married Maria Sung in a mass ceremony conducted by Rev. Sun Myung Moon in NYC. In Aug Milingo was reported to have recommitted his life to the Catholic Church. Marie Sung went on a hunger strike. Sung later resigned herself to Milingo’s return to the Church.
Dec 27, 2001
- Zambia held national elections. Early returns showed a virtual tie between Levy Mwanawasa of the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy and Anderson Mazoka of the United Party for National Development.
Jan 2, 2002
- In Zambia Levy Mwanawasa of the ruling Multiparty Democracy (MMD) was sworn in as president despite protests of ballot stuffing and voter intimidation. An appeal for a recount was rejected. Nearly 85% of the country’s 10 million people lived on less than $1 a day. Unrest closed much of Lusaka.
May 29, 2002
- In Zambia Pres. Levy Mwanawasa declared a national food crises with 4 million people facing starvation due to drought.
Aug 16, 2002
- The Zambian government has rejected donations of genetically modified corn from the United States, even though a massive food shortage threatens nearly 2.3 million of its people with starvation.
Nov 2, 2002
- Rex Mwanawasa (43), the brother of Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa, was found dead in a hotel room in Pretoria.
Feb 24, 2003
- In Zambia former President Frederick Chiluba (59) was arrested and charged with stealing from the government while in office. In August Chiluba was charged with stealing over $40 million during his rule.
May 6, 2003
- It was reported that AIDS in Zambia had cut the average life expectancy to 33 years from 44 a decade ago. One in 5 adults was reported to have HIV.
Dec 9, 2003
- Former Pres. Frederick Chiluba, Zambia's first democratically elected president, went on trial before a packed courtroom, accused of stealing millions of dollars from state coffers during his decade in power.
Jul 15, 2004
- The Gates Foundation announced a $44.7 million award at the AIDS Conference in Bangkok to a consortium of TB and AIDS researchers. The 2 diseases were often linked. A UN report cited 7 countries as the hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic: Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi, the Central African Republic and Mozambique.
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