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

AFRICA – [MALAWI]

2017 – The Football Players Association of Malawi (FPAM) was registered as a limited company.

2007 – It was reported that William Kamkwamba (20) of Masitala, Malawi, had built 3 windmills using blue-gum trees and bicycle parts after seeing a picture in an old text book.

2011 – The world court (ICC) said it was referring Malawi to the UN Security Council over its refusal to arrest Sudan’s Pres. Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the court for genocide, during his October visit for a meeting of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1986 –  South African journalist and activist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested at John Vorster Square

1984 –  South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize

1957 – Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson vs South Africa

1921 – The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) calls for a united front in a pass burning campaign on Dingaan’s Day

THE WORLD

2002 – Balloon d’Or: inter/ Real Madrid forward Ronaldo is named best football player in Europe for a second time ahead of Real Madrid Left-back Robert Carlos and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn

1937 – National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Washington Redskins beat Chicago Bears, 28-21

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY’S

1904 – Jim Christy, South Africa cricketer (Queensland and South Africa) born in Pretoria

1984 –  Shane Cost, American baseball player, born Visalia, California

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1990  –  Victor Moses

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF

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