Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!
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
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
1998 – Jaden Smith, American actor (The Karate Kid), born in Malibu, California
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1990 – Wilson Eduardo