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#TodayInHistory: Protect Animals! It’s World Animal Day

Yvonne Williams

A brief look at important happenings on this day October 4;

1537 – The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.

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1978 – Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I, he was murdered September 1978. The late Pope served from 26 August 1978 to his sudden death 33 days later. His reign is among the shortest in papal history.

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1992 – The 16-year civil war in Mozambique ended.

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1954 – U.S.A. Marilyn Monroe announced her intention to obtain a divorce from one of the worlds finest baseball players Joe Dimaggio on the grounds of mental cruelty. They had been married less than 9 months .

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1962 – The first university in Northern Nigeria Ahmadu Bello University is founded in Zaria.

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2006 – 25 oil workers, Shell contractors abducted by Naija- Delta militants are free

#TodayInHistory: Protect Animals! It’s World Animal Day

World Animal Day- Global celebration every 4 October. This is a social movement aimed at raising awareness of welfare standards of animals across the globe. The movement began in 1931, as a way to fight for endangered species.

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Notable happenings across the globe this day October 4 in history