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1877 – Frank Pocock, British explorer, drowned in the Congo.
2004 – In Congo U.N. troops opened fire on rioters, killing two, as a mob broke into their base and tens of thousands of protesters overran the capital city of Kinshasa. Demonstrations swept the country over fighting in its volatile east.
1621 – Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa
1789 – Explorer Alexander Mackenzie sets out on his first expedition to the Pacific from Fort Chipewyan (finds the Arctic Ocean instead)
1620 – Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
1761 – Henry Shrapnel, English Army officer and inventor (created the shrapnel shell), born in Wiltshire, England (d. 1842)
1660 – Johannes Schenck, Dutch born composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Baptism date)
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1980 – Ibrahim Yattara
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