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AFRICA – [MALAWI]
2009 – General elections were held in Malawi, Incumbent President Bingu wa Mutharika ran for re-election; his main opponent was John Tembo, the president of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Five other candidates also participated. The election was won by Mutharika, who was re-elected to the Presidency with around two-thirds of the vote.
2014 – Joyce Banda was heavily defeated in the presidential election. She failed in an attempt to nullify the election. She did not attend the swearing-in of the winner, Peter Mutharika, but offered him her congratulations. She moved to live outside Malawi the beginning of 2014.
AFRICA – [DRC]
1998 – A Congo military court sentenced Masasu Nindanga and Joseph Olenghankoy, opponents of Pres. Kabila, to jail terms of 20 and 15 years with no right of appeal.
1999 – In Congo, the rebel Congolese Democratic Coalition named Emile Ilunga as their new leader.
AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA
1986 – South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia
1568 – English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Mary, Queen of Scots
2018 – Queen Elizabeth I grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their marriage
1925 – Malcolm X African Americans human rights activist and Muslim minister, born in Omaha.
1942 – Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born Seattle, Washington.
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1979 – Diego Forlán
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