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AFRICA – [MALAWI]
2008 – A government spokeswoman said Taiwan cannot match China’s reported $6 billion aid offer to Malawi but hopes a legacy of goodwill can convince the African nation not to switch allegiance to its giant neighbour.
AFRICA – [DRC]
1996 – A Russian-made Antonov-32 skidded into a crowded marketplace shortly after take-off in Kinshasa in Zaire and killed at least 350 people. The twin-turboprop was owned by African Air and was overweight when it took off. At least 470 people were injured.
2003 – “A UN team was reported to be investigating reports that Congolese rebel troops had killed and eaten Pygmies in northeastern Congo. UN authorities confirmed the reports Jan 15 and identified the rebel campaign as “Operation Clean Slate.”
AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1806 – Battle of Blaauwberg: British forces attack French vassal, the Batavian Republic near Cape Town, modern-day South Africa
1993 – Michael Jordan’s game-high 35 points lead Chicago to 120-95 win over Milwaukee; gave him exactly 20,000 points in 620th game of his NBA career; 2nd fastest to reach milestone after will Chamberlain (499)
2018 – College Football National Championship, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
1964 – James Longstreet, American Confederate general born in Edgefield, South Carolina
1969 – R.Kelly ( Robert Sylvester Kelly) American R&B Singer ( I wish I could Fly) born in Chicago Illinois
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1990 – Ryan Mendes da Graca