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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

2007 – A report showed tiny fish farms have helped 1,200 poor families hit by AIDS in Malawi to raise their incomes and improve their diets in a scheme being expanded to other African nations.

AFRICA – [DRC]

2001 – Congo’s Pres. Kabila met with his main rival leaders for the 1st time to establish a transitional government and end 3 years of war.

2006 – President Joseph Kabila failed to win an outright majority in Congo’s first elections in more than four decades. Kabila won 45% of the 16.9 million votes cast in the July 30 ballot; Bemba had 20%.

Former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba will face Kabila in a second round of voting. Security-forces loyal to Kabila and Bemba fought gunbattles that killed at least two people.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1983 – The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca

2012 – South Africa become the top-ranked test cricket nation after defeating England

THE WORLD

1693 – Five women are hanged in Salem, Massachusetts after being convicted of the crime of witchcraft. Fourteen more people are executed that year and 250 other are imprisoned.

1936 – Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca is shot by Franco’s troops after being to dig his own grave.

2010 – Operation Iraqi Freedom ends; the last US combat brigade, 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd infantry Division, leaves the country. Six Brigades remain to train Iraqi troops

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1921 – Gene Roddenberry, television writer and producers, best known for the series star trek.

1931 – Willie Shoemaker, recor-setting jockey( won 8,833 of 40, 350 starts); extraordinary sportsmansh

FAMOUS FOOTABALL BIRTHDAY 

1961 – Steve McMahon

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Sadbhavana Diwas (Harmony Day)

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