This Day in History on 06 May 2019

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Interesting facts about Africa
Interesting facts about Africa

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

AFRICA

1997 – Pres. Mobutu Sese Seko left Zaire for a 3-day visit to Gabon. He was not expected to return.

2004 – Hundreds of Rwandan rebels attacked Kingi village in volatile eastern Congo, sparking a two-hour battle in which at least five Congolese soldiers and insurgents were killed.

THE WORLD

1527 – German troops begin sacking Rome. Libraries are destroyed, the Pope is captured and thousands are killed.

1856 – U.S.rmy troops from Fort Tejon and Fort Miller prepare to ride out to protect Keyesville, California, from Yokut Indian attack

1862 – Henry David Thoreau dies of tuberculosis at age 44.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1868 – Gaston Leroux, French novelist (The phantom of the Opera)

1888 – Russell Stover, candy manufacturer.

1895 – Rudolph Valentino,actor ,film icon.

FOMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1986-  Fransisco Massinga

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