Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!
AFRICA – [MALAWI]
1966 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Madagascar in Malawi and lost 0-5
20101 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Togo and drew 1-1. Goal scored by Mwakasungula (28).
AFRICA – [DRC]
2005 – In Congo DRC Rwandan rebels burned 39 people alive, mostly women and children, when they torched the village of Mtulumamba in eastern Congo in what some locals said was punishment for supporting UN peacekeepers.
2007 – The UN-backed Okapi radio station said that Floribert Chui Bin Kositi, a former Congolese rebel leader, was beaten to death in Congo’s restive eastern Kivu region. He held a senior position in a state-run body monitoring food imports and recently ordered a large consignment of rice to be destroyed on the grounds that it was unfit for human consumption.
AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1991 – South Africa readmitted to Olympics
1995 – Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilise the organisation
2000 – Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
1939 – A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
1972 – Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful, Ghana
2017 – English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton
1973 – Kelly Holcomb, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee
1973 – Enrique Murciano, American actor (Without a Trace), born in Miami, Florida
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1986 – Sébastien Bassong