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AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1995 – Paul Adams becomes South Afric’s youngest Test Cricket player at 18 yrs 340 days
1938 – Tom Goddard takes a cricket hat-trick for England v South Africa
AFRICA – [DRC]
1995 – At least 50 people were killed in Goma, Congo, in rioting between two army units guarding Rwandan refugees. Many civilians were killed.
2004 – Government troops in eastern Congo battled Rwandan militiamen in growing violence between the former allies from the country’s bloody 1998-2002 war.
1606 – First known performance of William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘ King Lear” before the court of King James I at Whitehall, London
1914 – US Government protests British interference with American merchant ships at sea, on the same day Germans announce they will treat food as contraband, subject to seizure, weakens Americans protest
1958 – Adrian Newey, British Formula One engineer, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1974 – Tony Brackens