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AFRICA – [MALAWI]
1971 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Uganda in Uganda and drew 3-3.
2012 – Malawi’s president Joyce Banda announced that she wants to repeal laws against homosexual acts, going against a trend in a continent in which gays are being increasingly singled out for prosecution. Traditionalists and religious leaders condemned her, saying she was trying to please Western donor nations. They argued that homosexuality is alien to Malawi’s cultural and religious values.
2003 – In Malawi opposition supporters rioted as Bingu wa Mutharika was sworn in as president
AFRICA – [TANZANIA]
2005 – British scientists reported the discovery of a new species of monkey in Tanzania, the Lophocebus kipunji.
AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1986 – US & Western Europe veto heavier sanctions against South Africa
1967 – Government bans submarines near South Africa
2017 – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University after dropping out in 2004
2019 – Boat capsizes on Lake Mai-Ndombe, the Western Democrat Republic of Congo, drowning at least 45 with 200 missing.
1926 – Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, born in Abilene
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1953 – Daniel Passarella
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:
World Thyroid Day