This day 17 June 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today!

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

2000 –  The first international soccer match against Burkina Faso was a World Cup Qualifier and they drew 1-1. Goal scored by Chitsuro 38

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1991 –  South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws

THE WORLD

1958 – Things Fall Apart by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe published by Heinemann – considered most widely read book in African literature 

2003 –  Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane’s sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1871 – James Weldon Johnson, American Civil rights activity, Leader of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Jackson, Florida

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1982 –  Alex (footballer, born 1982)

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF: 

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

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