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

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AFRICA – [DRC]

2005 – In Congo UN peacekeeping troops, backed by an attack helicopter, responded after being fired on and killed up to 60 militants accused of terrorizing villagers and killing nine Bangladeshi peacekeepers. Congo arrested an eastern militia leader and 2 generals related to the peacekeeper killings. Women fighters were among the 50 people killed by UN troops under Dutch Gen. Patrick Cammaert. On April 12 the human rights group Justice Plus listed names of several alleged civilian victims from the raid in eastern Congo and said they “paid with their lives, while the mandate of the United Nations was to protect them.”

THE WORLD

1498 – Vasco da Gama’s fleet visits Mozambique Island

1933 – King Kong” film directed by Marian C.Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY’S

1937 – Denny Crum, American College Basketball and Basketball Hall of Fame Coach (University of Louisville), born in San Fernando, California

1968 – Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond), Born in Chester

1977 – Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay), born in Exeter, England

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

2000 –   Illan Meslier

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