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2012 ( Malawi) – Malawi floated its currency, with the kwacha plunging a third against the US dollar, as the impoverished nation bowed to a key demand of the International Monetary Fund to fix its troubled economy. Official exchange rates put one dollar at 250 kwacha, compared to 166 kwacha on May 4, a 33.598 percent value drop.
2000 – Pres. Kagame announced that Rwanda was prepared to quickly implement a phased withdrawal from Congo.
2001 – A report by the Intl. Rescue Committee estimated the death toll in Congo’s 33-month war at 2 ½ million people, mostly due to disease and malnutrition.
0558 – The dome of the church of St. Sophia in Constantinople collapses. Its immediate rebuilding is ordered by Justinian.
1763 – Indian chief Pontiac begins his attack on a British fort in present-day Detroit, Michigan.
1800 –Congress divides the Northwest Territory into two parts. The western part will becomes the Indiana Territory and the eastern section remains the Northwest Territory.
1833 – Johannes Brahms, German composer
1840 – Peter liyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
1870 – Marcus Loew, film executive, consolidated studios to create MGM.