This day 08 July 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today! 

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1976 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Sierra Leone in Swaziland and won 4-2.

AFRICA – [DRC]

2006 – In Kinshasa, Congo, gunmen killed Mwamba Bapuwa (64), an independent journalist, a day after foreign donors called on the government to guarantee press freedoms ahead of historic elections this month. Bapuwa had recently criticized the government and survived a previous attack several months ago.

 AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1895 – Delagoa Bay Railway opens in South Africa

THE WORLD

1497 –  Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the 1st European to reach India by sea

2014 – FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1998 – Jaden Smith, American actor (The Karate Kid), born in Malibu, California

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1990 –  Wilson Eduardo

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