Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!
AFRICA – [MALAWI]
1962 – Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland
AFRICA – [DRC]
2004 – UN officials said about 100,000 civilians in eastern Congo have fled a week of fighting between renegade soldiers and army loyalists, hiding deep into the forest where humanitarian workers
2005 – The International Court of Justice held Uganda responsible for the killing, torture and cruel treatment of civilians in Congo from August 1998 to July 1999 and ordered reparations. Fighting in the region raged for three more years and the armies withdrew only in June 2003, despite the court’s order in July 2000 to halt operations and safeguard civilians.
2001 – Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots-Riots erupt in Buenos Aires after Domingo Cavallo’s corralito measures restrict the withdrawal of cash from bank deposits
2016 – Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead at an art gallery in Ankara by Turkish gunman
1903 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and genetic who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, born in Chorley, England.
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1988 – Peter Winn, English footballer