On this day: 26 May 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 

(DRC)

2006 – Congo released a group of South Africans, Nigerians and Americans arrested over what it called a suspected coup plot, saying it did not have time to try them itself before long-awaited national elections in July. In the volatile northeast Ituri district a Nepalese peacekeeper was killed and seven others were feared kidnapped by militiamen during a military operation. 2 peacekeepers were released on June 27. The remaining 5 were released

THE WORLD

1647 – new law bans Catholic priests from the colony of Massachusetts. The penalty is banishment or death for a second offense

1670 – Charles II and Louis XIV sign a secret treaty in Dover, England, ending hostilities between England and France.

1835 – A resolution is passed in the U.S. Congress stating that Congress has no authority over state slavery laws.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1919 – Jay Silverheels, actor ( The Lone Ranger)

1920 – Peggy Lee, jazz singer

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

 1987 –  Adrian Rochet

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