9th October

  • 9th October, 1934 – Yugoslavia King Assassinated

1934: King Alexander I of Yugoslavia was shot and assassinated.

  • 9th October, 2012 – Assassination Attempt on Malala Yousafzai

2012: The Pakistani education activist was shot at and injured while going back home from school. Malala survived the attack and has since gone on to become one of the leading voices for the education of girls in the world. In 2014, at the age of 17, she received the Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi, making her the youngest recipient of the prestigious award.

  • 9th October, 1970 – The Khmer Republic was established

1970: The Khmer Republic was formally established under General Lon Nol and Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak’s leadership. These two leaders took part in a coup against Prince Norodom Sihanouk.

  • 9th October, 1962 – Ugandan independence

1962: Uganda gained independence from British rule. The country had become a British protectorate in 1894, 32 years after the first European, British John Hanning Speke, set foot in the country. Milton Obote became the first prime minister of an independent Uganda.

  • 9th October, 1958 – Vatican Pope Dies

1958: Tributes from world leaders continued flowing in following the death of Pope Pius XII, including the tributes- “A foe of Tyranny,” “A man of profound Vision” and “Foremost Champion of Human Dignity, Freedom and Peace.”

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