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AFRICA – [DRC]
2001 – Namibia confirmed that it had pulled all its troops from all of Congo except the capital. Uganda said it had pulled 6 of 10 battalions.
AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1909 – King Edward VII signs South Africa Act
1993 – Day of Peace in South Africa
1998 – Jean Paul Akayesu, former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, found guilty of nine counts of genocide by the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
1996 – The Philippine government and Muslim rebels sign a pact, formally ending a 26-year long insurgency.
1992 – The US and Russia agree to a joint venture to build a space station.
1977 – Fredrick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1946 – Dan White, politician; assassinated San Francisco mayor George Moscone and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk.