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AFRICA

( MALAWI)

2009 – General elections were held in Malawi, Incumbent President Bingu wa Mutharika ran for re-election; his main opponent was John Tembo, the president of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Five other candidates also ran. The election was won by Mutharika, who was re-elected to the Presidency with around two-thirds of the vote.

2014 – Joyce Banda was heavily defeated in the presidential election. She failed in an attempt to nullify the election. She did not attend the swearing in of the winner, Peter Mutharika, but offered him her congratulations. She moved to lived outside Malawi beginning in 2014.

(DRC)

1998 –   Aongo military court sentenced Masasu Nindanga and Joseph Olenghankoy, opponents of Pres. Kabila, to jail terms of 20 and 15 years with no right of appeal.

1999 –  In Congo the rebel Congolese Democratic Coalition named Emile Ilunga as their new leader.

THE WORLD

1635 – Cardinal Richelieu of France intervenes in the great conflict in Europe by declaring war on the Hapsburgs in Spain.

1608 – The Protestant states form the Evangelical Union of Lutherans and Calvinists.

1935 – The National Football League adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1762 – Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher.

1879 – Lady Nancy Astor ( Nancy Witcher Langhorne) the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1987 –   David Edgar

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