On this day: 8 July 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!

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AFRICA

MALAWI

1976 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Sierra Leone in Swaziland and won 4-2.

DRC

2006 – In Kinshasa, Congo, gunmen killed Mwamba Bapuwa (64). Bapuwa had recently criticized the government and survived a previous attack several months earlier.

SOUTH AFRICA

1949 – The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa

THE WORLD

1664 – The British crown grants Rhode Island a charter guaranteeing freedom of worship.

1755 – Britain breaks off diplomatic relations with France as their disputes in the New World intensify.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1839 – John D. Rockefeller, financier, philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil.

1869 – William Vaughn Moody, poet and playwright

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

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