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2012 (Malawi) – Malawi’s President Joyce Banda unveiled a shake-up of top officials charged with government finances and media, purging loyalists of the late leader Bingu wa Mutharika.
1512 – The forces of the Holy League are heavily defeated by the French at the Battle of Ravenna
1898 – American President William McKinley asks Congress for declaration of war with Spain
1945 – After two frustrating days of being repulsed and absorbing tremendous casualties, the Red Army finally takes the Seelow Heights north of Berlin.
1370 – Frederick, elector of Saxony
1722 – Christopher Smart, English poet
1755 – James Parkinson, English physician
1986 – Vincent Kompany, is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a centre back and captains the English club Manchester City, as well as playing for the Belgium national football team
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