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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1978 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Egypt and lost 1-4.

The match was played as part of the African Games Finals. Goal scored by K Phi.

AFRICA – [TANZANIA]

1994 –  In Rwanda the Tutsi rebel m ovement (RPF) under Tutsi rebel leader Paul Kagame took power.

It promised to rebuild the courts and execute the guilty for the slaughter of an estimated 500-800 thousand Tutsis.

Two million refugees, mostly Hutus, fled to refugee camps in Zaire and Tanzania.

Kagame studied at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in 1990.

In 2005 Jean Hatzfeld, French journalist, authored “Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda  speak

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1926 – The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel

THE WORLD

1812 – Great Britain signs the Treaty of Orebro, making peace with Russia and Sweden.

1935 – Ethiopian King Haile Selassie urges his countrymen to fight to the last man against the invading Italian army

1872 – The Ballot Act is passed in Great Britain, providing for secret election ballots.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1811 – William Makepeace Thackeray, English novelist and satirist.

1887 – Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian politicians and Nazi collaborator during World war.

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1992 – Christopher Missilou

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