This day 27 April 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today!

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AFRICA – [TANZANIA]

2005 – A UN tribunal in Tanzania sentenced Mika Muhimana, a former local government official in western Rwanda, to imprisonment for the rest of his life for shooting to death and raping mostly Tutsi victims during the 1994 genocide.

AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1994 – The first democratic election was held in South Africa

1958 – Independence from Spain

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1977 – Bloody riots in Soweto, South Africa

1950 –  South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races

THE WORLD

2019 – Pope Francis donates $ 500,000 for migrants stranded in Mexico trying to reach the US

1828 – First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its Copyright for publication

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1952 – George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1995 –  Paddy McNair

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