This day 24 February 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1934 – Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo, Nyasaland (Malawi), Malawi President (2004-2012), (d. 2012

AFRICA – [DRC]

2000 – The UN Security Council approved a proposal to send as many as 5,537 observers and peace-keeping troops to the Congo.

2003 – In northeastern Congo hundreds of civilians were killed and hundreds more were missing after Congolese rebels allied with the government seized a key town and launched a two-day campaign of murder, rape, looting and destruction. In 2009 Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo faced trial for planning and directing the massacre of more than 200 villagers in Bogoro.

THE WORLD

2016 – Oldest Muslim graves in Europe, from the 8th century, identified at a burial site in Times, France 

1868 – Us House of Representatives voted 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY’S

1874 – Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8-time NL batting champion), born in Chartiers Borough Pennsylvania

1977 – Floyd Mayweather, featherweight boxer born in Grand Rapids Michigan

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1997 –  Rey Manaj

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