On this day: 3 June 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)

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.

THE WORLD

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

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

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)

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1980 – Ibrahim Yattara

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