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AFRICA – [MALAWI]
2008 – In Malawi police arrested former security and political leaders over allegations they wanted to overthrow the government of Pres. Bingu Mutharika.
AFRICA – [DRC]
1997 – In Zaire rebel troops reached Wendji and Mbandaka and proceeded to kill Hutu refugees. Estimates of deaths varied from 550-2000.
2006 – An international charity said rich countries are not giving enough money to help fight a humanitarian crisis in Congo, where more than 1,000 people die daily from violence, hunger and disease.
1981 – Pope John Paul II is shot and critically wounded by Turkish gunman Mehemet Ali Agca in St Peters Square, Vatican City
1991 – One of the most successful and popular entertainers in Music history, Jackson began his musical career as a child, performing with his brothers in Jackson 5 before going solo in 1971. The Jackson 5 had numerous hits, including ABC, and I’II Be There.
2019 – Former President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir is charged in connection with the deaths of protesters the previous month
1914 – Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion born in Lafayette.
1961 – Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born Trenton, New Jersey
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1993 – Romelu Lukaku