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AFRICA – [DRC]
2000 – Apr 14, In Congo several explosions took place at the airport in Kinshasa and a number of people were killed. State radio reported that a short circuit sparked a fire that triggered explosions at an army munitions depot and that fire spread to a fuel depot. The death toll reached 101 and 216 seriously injured.
2006 – The Central African Republic said it has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed by its former president and a Congolese vice president. Government spokesman Celestin Gamou said CAR suspects ex-President Ange-Felix Patasse and Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba of ordering or committing murder and rape against civilians, as well as of embezzling funds and destroying public and private property.
1792 – France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
1828 – First American Dictionary: it’s author Noah Webster registers its Copyright for publication
2017 – The Fate of the Furious” directed by F. Gary, starring Vin Diesel and The Rock opens worldwide highest-grossing weekend at $532 million
2018 – Beyonce is the first black women to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube
1978 – Paul O’Brien, South African-Australian actor, born in South Africa
1995 – Baker Mayfield, American football quarterback, born in Australia
1954 – Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial art actor (Rumble in the Bronx) born in Hong Kong
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1995 – Baker Mayfield