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2000 (DRC) – In Congo several explosions took place at the airport in Kinshasa and a number of people were killed. State radio reported that a short circuit sparked a fire that triggered explosions at an army munitions depot and that a fire spread to a fuel depot. The death toll reached 101 and 216 seriously injured.
2006 (DRC) – The Central African Republic said it has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed by its former president and a Congolese vice president. Government spokesman Celestin Gamou said CAR suspects ex-President Ange-Felix Patasse and Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba of ordering or committing murder and rape against civilians, as well as of embezzling funds and destroying public and private property.
1471 – Earl of Warwick, who fought on both sides in the War of the Roses, I’d killed at the Battle of Barnet with the defeat of the Lancastrian.
1828 – The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary is published.
1578 – Phillip III, King of Spain and Portugal
1629 – Christian Huygens, Dutch astronomer.
1980 – Grant McCann, is a Northern Irish football manager and former player, who is currently the manager of League One club Doncaster Rovers.
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