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AFRICA  

 Malawi

2009-  in Zambia western nations and lending agencies meeting in Lusaka agreed a financing package of more than $1 billion to improve infrastructure in southern and central Africa at an investment conference meant to expand transport links and trade. Britain said it would separately provide 100 million pounds ($149.2 million) to transform the region’s infrastructure to increase trade and mitigate the effects of the global financial crisis. New projects will link businesses in 8 African countries: Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.

(DRC)

2003 – In northeastern Congo 22 people were hacked to death.

2005 –   Congo soldiers arrested Thomas Lubanga, a warlord accused of years of atrocities in eastern Congo, where UN officials say rival militias have created the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian crisis.

THE WORLD

1687 – The French explorer La Salle is murdered by his own men while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

1702 – On the death of William III of Orange, Anne Stuart, sister of Mary, success to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1589 – William Bradford , governor of Plymouth colony for 30 years

1721 – Tibias George Smollett , satirical author and physician ( Roderick)

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY DAYS

1985 – Kin Seng chan

On This Day

On This Day highlights events in history that happened on this day. These include dates in the history of Malawi, the world, celebrities birthdays and International Days.

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