On this day 31 March in Malawi’s history, world history and which celebrities were born today

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On this day in Malawi, Africa and the world
On this day in Malawi, Africa and the world

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

AFRICA  

2012 (Malawi) – The IMF again pressured impoverished Malawi to devalue its currency, which is trading on the black market at nearly double the official exchange rate.

1995 (TANZANIA) –  Tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees, fleeing violence in Burundi, began a two-day trek to sanctuary in Tanzania.

1999 (TANZANIA) –  Tanzania arrested a former Rwanda army officer suspected in the killing of 10 Belgian peacekeepers in 1994. The officer was freed Mar 29 by a UN war crimes tribunal.

THE WORLD

1282 – The great massacre of the French in Sicily The Sicilian Vespers Comes to an end

1880 – The first electric street lights ever installed by a municipality are turned on in Wabash, Indiana.

1917 – The United States Purchases the Virgin Islands From Denmark bfor $25 Million.

1960 – The South Africa government declares a state if emergency after demonstration lead to the deaths of more than 50  African.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1621 – Anderw Maverll, English poet and politician.

1596 – Rene Descartes, French philosopher and scientist.

1693 – John Harrison, English man who invented the chronometer.

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAYS

1979 – Anthony Ormerod is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Anthony Ormerod started his career at Middlesbrough and scored on his debut in a 2-2 draw against Bradford City in the First Division on 13 September 1997.

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