Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!
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
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
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