This day 02 July 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today! 

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1985 –  Malawi played their first international soccer match against Zaire and lost 0-1.

AFRICA – [DRC]

1995 –  Lumumba, revolutionary, was born in Congo.

1999 – The Congo government and rebel officials said they had reached an accord to end the 11-month war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rebel forces were to be merged with the government army.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1982 –  In South Africa, the Internal Security Act is passed, giving massive powers to the authorities to investigate any organization or publication

1988 –  Lester Dumakude, commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe special operations unit, detonate a car bomb by remote control outside Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

2010 –  FIFA World Cup: Ghana, only African team remaining in last 8, are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Uruguay; the Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1   

THE WORLD

1505 – After an encounter with a violent thunderstorm, Martin Luther declares that he will become a monk 

2017 – World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo over (4 deaths)

2017 – Women’s PGA Championship, Olympia Field CC: American Danielle Kang scores her first professional win, 1Stroke ahead of defending champion Brooke Henderson of Canada

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1925 – Patrice Lumumba, Congolese revolutionary, 1st prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Born in Onalua, Congo

1993 – George Sampson, English dancer and Official ambassador of the United Dance Organization, born in Warrington, Cheshire, English

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1989 – Alex Morgan

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF: 

World Sports Journalists Day

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