This day 15 February 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1952 –   Dr Ken Lipenga was born on 14 February 1952 at Chiringa, Phalombe District. He is a Malawian politician, journalist, and writer.

AFRICA – [DRC]

1997 – In Zaire Rwandan soldiers killed about 200 refugees near the town

2001 – The warring parties met and Joseph Kabila agreed to initiate talks with rebel groups. The rebel Movement for the Liberation of Congo agreed to endorse a details withdrawal plan.

2007 –  The Security Council voted unanimously to extend the nearly 18,000-strong UN peacekeeping force in Congo for two months to give the secretary-general time to recommend possible changes in its mandate following last year’s successful elections.

AFRICA – [TANZANIA]

1863 – Samuel and Florence Baker encountered John Speke and James Grant at the frontier village of Gondokoro (southern Sudan). Speke and Grant said they had found the Nile’s headwaters at a lake they named Victoria (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda).

THE WORLD

1676 – Isaac Newton writers to Robert Hooke “if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

1936 – Adolf Hitler announces construction of the Volkswagen Beetle 

2011 – Libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi’s rule

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY’S

1564 – Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer who has been called the father of science, born in Pisa, Duchy of Florence, Italy 

1986 – Gabriel Paletta, Argentina-born  Italian footballer 

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1993 – Manuel Lanzini

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