#TodayInHistory: It’s International Widows Day!

#TodayInHistory: It’s International Widows Day!

Yvonne Williams

A look at highlights this day June 23:

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes patents the “Type-writer”

1989 – Tim Burton’s noir spin on the well-known story of the DC Comics hero Batman is released in theaters.

1960- The Food and Drug Administration approved Enovid by GD Searle, the first oral contraceptive.

2014 -The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the latest figures show 567 cases of Ebola with 350 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The virus has no cure and causes internal bleeding and organ failure, spreading through contact with infected people.

1993 – Babangida came on air to give reasons for annulling the results of the Presidential election. At least 100 people killed in riots in the southwest, Abiola’s home area.

International Widows Day (international) – International Widows’ Day occurs annually on the 23rd day of June to recognize the plight of the millions of widows across the globe who experience economic and social deprivation after losing their husbands.

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