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On this day in Africa in 2001 (DRC) -Congo’s Pres. Joseph Kabila called for the armies of Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi to withdraw and promised that troops from Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe would leave after stability was restored.
On this day in Africa in 2001 Hutu militiamen backing Joseph Kabila ambushed a bus in rebel-controlled eastern Congo and killed 11 passengers.
On this day in Africa in 2003 Tornado tore through remote villages in Bandundu province in central Congo, killing 164 people, destroying homes and ruining crops.
On this day in World in 1571 All eight members of a Jesuit mission in Virginia are Murdered by Indians who pretended to be their friends.
On this day in World in 1876 The National Baseball League is founded with eight teams.
On this day in World in 1916 U.S Senate Votes Independence for Philippines, effective in 1922.
Born on this day in 1754 Charles Maurice de Tallyrand – Perigord, minister of foreign affairs for Napoleon I, represented France brilliant at the congresses Vienna.
Born on this day in 1882 James Joyce , Irish Novelist and poet (Ulysses,Portrait of a Young Man).
Born on this day in 1895 George Halas,National Football League co-founder.
Born on this day in 1905 Ayn Rand was a Russian- American writer and philosopher. She is known for two best selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas shrugged.
Born on this day in 1947 Ferrah Leni Fawcett,was American actress and artist. Best known for her role as Jill Monroe on the TV series Charlie’s Angels (1976), Fawcett rocketed to pin-up status when a poster of the red bathing suit-clad actress sold 12 million copies.
Born on this day in 1980 Radric Davis, better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, American Rapper.
International World Wetland Day Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet. WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997.