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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.
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–“
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.