On this day 14 April in Africa’s history, world history and which celebrities were born today

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AFRICA

2000 (DRC) – In Congo several explosions took place at the airport in Kinshasa and a number of people were killed. State radio reported that a short circuit sparked a fire that triggered explosions at an army munitions depot and that a fire spread to a fuel depot. The death toll reached 101 and 216 seriously injured.

2006 (DRC) –  The Central African Republic said it has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed by its former president and a Congolese vice president. Government spokesman Celestin Gamou said CAR suspects ex-President Ange-Felix Patasse and Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba of ordering or committing murder and rape against civilians, as well as of embezzling funds and destroying public and private property.

THE WORLD

1471 – Earl of Warwick, who fought on both sides in the War of the Roses, I’d killed at the Battle of Barnet with the defeat of the Lancastrian.

1828 – The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary is published.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1578 – Phillip III, King of Spain and Portugal

1629 – Christian Huygens, Dutch astronomer.

1980 – Grant McCann, is a Northern Irish football manager and former player, who is currently the manager of League One club Doncaster Rovers.

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