This Day In History: 09 May 2019

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On this day in Malawi, Africa and the world
On this day in Malawi, Africa and the world

Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!

AFRICA

2015 (Malawi) – The Malawi government made a stunning revelation indicting former President Joyce Banda in the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, the country’s third President. The Information minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa, made the announcement that the country’s ex-president, Bingu wa Mutharika was murdered and the murderer was the Vice President Joyce Banda.

1998 (DRC) – Kinshasa, capital of Zaire, was placed under quarantine after an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

THE WORLD

1502 – Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his final trip to the New World

1754 – The first newspaper cartoon in America appears.

1859 – Threatened by the advancing French army, the Austrian army retreats across the River Sesia in Italy.

1864 – Union General John Sedgwick is shot and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter during fighting at Spotsylvania. His last words are: “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist–“

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1921 – Mona van Duyn, American poet laureate

1934 – Alan Bennett, British playwright and screenwriter.

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1963 –  Richard Jobson is an English former footballer who made nearly 600 appearances in the Football League and Premier League over a twenty-year career, representing Watford, Hull City, Oldham Athletic, Leeds United, Southern United, Manchester City, Tranmere Rovers and Rochdale.

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