On this day 6 March in Malawi’s history, world history and which celebrities were born today

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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
1957 (Malawi) – Independence from Britain
2003 (DRC) – The Congolese government and rebels have agreed in Pretoria to meld their armed forces into a new national army in a bid to end a 4 ½-year civil war and reunify the vast central African nation.
2007 (DRC) – Fortunat Lumu, the head of Congo’s atomic energy commission, was arrested along with an aide on suspicion of illegally selling uranium.

THE WORLD
1860 – While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike.
1899 – Aspirin is patented following Felix Hoffman’s discoveries about the properties of acetylsalicylic acid
1928 – A Communist attack on Beijing results in 3,000 dead and 50,000 fleeing to Swatow.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS
1475
– Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, sculptor and architect
1806 – Elizabeth Barret Browning, poet.
1885 – Philip Henry Sheridan, Union Army general.
1899 – Richard Leo Simon, publisher, partner of Max.

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAYS
1986
– Charles Mulgrew born in Glasgow is a Scottish international footballer, who plays mainly as a centre back for Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

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