On this day 20 August 2019 in Malawian history, world history and celebrities that were born today!

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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!

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

2007 – A report showed tiny fish farms have helped 1,200 poor families hit by AIDS in Malawi to raise their incomes and improve their diets in a scheme being expanded to other African nations.

AFRICA – [DRC]

2001 – Congo’s Pres. Kabila met with his main rival leaders for the 1st time to establish a transitional government and end 3 years of war.

2006 – President Joseph Kabila failed to win an outright majority in Congo’s first elections in more than four decades. Kabila won 45% of the 16.9 million votes cast in the July 30 ballot; Bemba had 20%.

Former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba will face Kabila in a second round of voting. Security-forces loyal to Kabila and Bemba fought gunbattles that killed at least two people.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1983 – The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca

2012 – South Africa become the top-ranked test cricket nation after defeating England

THE WORLD

1693 – Five women are hanged in Salem, Massachusetts after being convicted of the crime of witchcraft. Fourteen more people are executed that year and 250 other are imprisoned.

1936 – Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca is shot by Franco’s troops after being to dig his own grave.

2010 – Operation Iraqi Freedom ends; the last US combat brigade, 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd infantry Division, leaves the country. Six Brigades remain to train Iraqi troops

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1921 – Gene Roddenberry, television writer and producers, best known for the series star trek.

1931 – Willie Shoemaker, recor-setting jockey( won 8,833 of 40, 350 starts); extraordinary sportsmansh

FAMOUS FOOTABALL BIRTHDAY 

1961 – Steve McMahon

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Sadbhavana Diwas (Harmony Day)

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