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Today in History

Events (50 years ago today): 1964 - Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes the Republic of Zambia (Southern Rhodesia remained a colony until the next year, with the Unilateral Declaration of Independence)

Births (100 years ago today): 1914 - Claude B. Duval, Louisiana politcian (d. 1986)

Births (50 years ago today): 1964 - Rosana Arbelo, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1964 - Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer (b. 1931)

Commemorations:
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
Zambia National Day

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