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1960 (Senegal) – Independence from France
1997 (DRC) – Rebel forces captured Mbuji-Mayi, capital of Eastern Kasai province and home of Zaire’s diamond industry. Departing government troops looted the city and 100 people were killed in clashes between the retreating soldiers
2006 (DRC) – Human Rights Watch said tens of thousands of street children across Congo risk being recruited by political parties to create chaos, intimidate voters and contest the results of up-coming elections.
1812 – The territory of Orleans becomes the 8tj state and will become known as Louisiana.
1818 – The United States flag is declared to have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars.
1918 – The Battle of the Somme ends.
1780 – Edward Hicks, Quaker preacher and painter (The peaceable kingdom)
1792 – Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Republican congressional leader.
1802 – Dorothea Dix, American social reformer.
1821- Linus Yale, inventor of the Yale lock.
FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAYS
1986- Muhammad Razak is a Ghanaian-born Qatari professional football player who is a midfielder for Al-Kharaitiyat. Mohammed Razak scored a goal in a friendly game against Bayern Munich for the Qatar national football team on July 9, 2011.
The United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed on April 4 each year. This day aims to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.