1906 - Hastings Kamuzu Banda was born near Kasungu in Malawi.
1928 - Studied in the high school section of Wilberforce Institute in Wilberforce, Ohio.
1931 - Graduated premedical from University of Chicago, with major in history.
1937 - Banda finished medicine at Meharry Medical College in Tennessee.
1941 - Graduated from the School of Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of Edinburgh.
1942-1945 - Banda worked as a doctor in North Shields.
1946 - Represented the Nyasaland African Congress at the fifth Pan African Congress in Manchester.
1959 - He was imprisoned in Gwelo (now Gweru) in Southern Rhodesia.
1960 - Released from prison in April and invited to London for talks aimed at bringing about independence.
1961 - Elections were held in August.
1963 - Became de facto Prime Minister of Nyasaland--a title granted to him formally on 1st of February.
1964 - Banda became the independent Commonwealth of Malawi.
1966 - Banda became the first President of Malawi on 6th of July.
1970 - The congress of the MCP declared Banda its president for life.
1971 - The legislature declared Banda President for Life of Malawi.
1993 - He established a strong, one-party control of Malawi.
1994 - Defeated in the 1994 elections.
1997 - Banda died on 25th of November in a hospital in South Africa.
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