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2014 – Leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Peter Mutharika wins the presidential election.
1965 – Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River, Malawi, kills 150
2005 – In eastern Congo militiamen calling themselves Rastas killed at least 18 people and kidnapped at least 50 others in a late-night attack on the village of Ninja, hacking their victims to death as they ran for safety.
2006 – Congo arrested a group of foreign security guards on suspicion of plotting a coup ahead of national elections. Interior Minister Theophile Mbemba said there were three Americans, 10 Nigerians and 12 South Africans among the group of 32 taken into custody. Mbemba said all the men had received visits from their respective ambassadors.
2007 – The BBC reported that Pakistani UN peacekeepers charged with disarming Congolese militia instead engaged in gold and weapons trafficking with militia members. The Pakistani unit in question deployed to Mongwalu in April 2005.
1788 – South Carolina becomes the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1949 –The Federal Republic of West Germany is proclaimed.
1810 – Margaret Fuller, Writer and Critics
1820 – James Buchanan Eads, engineer of the Eads Bridge in St. Louis
1875 – Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.., president and chairman of the board for General Motors.
FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY
1987 – Mohamed Ahmed Bashir
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula