On this day: 11 June 2019

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On this day in Malawi, Africa and the world
On this day in Malawi, Africa and the world

Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!

AFRICA

1989 ( MALAWI) – The first international soccer match against LIBERIA. Malawi lost 0-1. The match was a World Cup Qualifier.

(DRC)

2000 – 2004 – In eastern Congo Government forces regained control of Bukavu without a fight as rebel forces fled

2002 – An investigation began into claims by Congo’s Hemu community that some 2,400 of its people had been killed since April by the Lendu tribe and rebel allies.

2004 – Congo’s government said its security forces had put down an attempted coup by dissidents in President Joseph Kabila’s personal guard.
2004 – Two crowded boats collided on a lake straddling the Congo-Rwanda border on and one of them capsized, with some 80 people belie up.
 
THE WORLD
1865 – Major General Henry W. Halleck finds documents and archives of the Confederate government in Richmond, Virginia. This discovery will lead to the publication of the official war records.
1940 – The Italian Air Force bombs the British fortress at Malta in the Mediterranean.
1944 – U.S. carrier-based planes attack Japanese airfields on Guam , Rota, Saipan and Tinian islands, preparing for the invasion of Saipan.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1572 – Been Jonson, English playwright and poet.

1769 – Anne Newport Royally, American Newspaper reporter.

1823 – James L. Kemper, Confederate general during the American Civil War.

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1969 –  John Dreyer

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF: Coal Miners Day

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