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AFRICA 
2009(Malawi) –  A Malawi judge rejected Madonna’s request to adopt a second child from Malawi even though the country’s child welfare minister had supported Madonna’s application to raise the 3-year-old girl.
2003(DRC) – In northeastern Congo 966 people were killed in attacks by armed militants on villages in Ituri province. UN investigators later discovered some 20 mass graves in the region.

THE WORLD
0628 –  In Persia, Kavadh Sue’s for peace with the Byzantines.
1942 – The Japanese begin their all- out assault on the U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan.
1966 – Three-thousand South Vietnamese Army troops lead a protest against the Ky regime in Saigon.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS
1783 – Washington Irving, American ( The Legend of sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle).
1822 – Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author.
1823 – William Mecy Boss, Tweed, New York City Political boss.

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAYS
1985 – Atif Qureshi Bashir is a ex-professional football player, whose career came to an end due to extensive knee injuries over the past three years. His latest club football was with Dinas Powys and at international level for the Pakistan national team.

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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