Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!
AFRICA – [DRC]
1997 – In Zaire rebel troops captured Pres. Seko’s 32,000 sq. mile Kilomoto gold mining region and the town of Mangbwalu.
AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1883 – Battle of Boschberg takes place in South Africa as part of the Mapoch War
1896 – Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)
1913 – Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa
1492 – Muhammad Xll, the last Emir of Granada, surrenders his city of Ferdinand ll of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile, ending with the Reconquista and centuries of Muslim ruke in the Iberian peninsula
2019 – United States international Christian Pulisic becomes the most expensive American soccer player when he moves from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea for £58; reamains at Dortmund on loan until the end of the season
2003 – Greta Thunberg, Swedish climate change activist, born in Sweden
1971 – Taye Diggs, American actor
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1991 – Ivan Reali