This day 29 May 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today!

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AFRICA – [DRC]

1996 –  Hundreds of Tutsis crossed into Rwanda fleeing the fighting in Zaire. Thousands of displaced Tutsis are behind them in the Masisi and Rutshuru regions of northeastern Zaire.

1997 – In Congo Kabila took a presidential oath of office and presented a timeline for future elections.

2004 – unidentified gunmen shot and killed a U.N. military observer in eastern Congo and a second was reported missing. About 10,800 U.N. troops are deployed in Congo, monitoring the peace deal and helping the government regain control of the country. Elections are scheduled for June 2005.

THE WORLD

1987 – Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant man’s remains

2014 – PresidentObama approves US military training of Moderate Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and Al Qaeda-linked groups

2019 – Transgender no longer classified as a mental health illness by the World Health Organization

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1736 – Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary and Founding Father famous for his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, born in Studley, Colony of Virginia, British America

1926 – Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, born in Abilene

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1985 –  Ignacio Scocco

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

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