Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!
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).
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
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