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2007- Malawi reported Michael Sata, the head of the Zambian opposition, after he flew there on personal business and to meet former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi.
2006 UN peacekeepers charged that militiamen in northeast Congo grilled bodies on a spit and boiled two girls alive as their mother watched, adding cannibalism to a list of atrocities allegedly carried out by Lendu warriors.
2006 – Congo a defence ministry source said Defence Minister Adolphe Onusumba had written to the head of the army asking him to suspend or arrest General Widi Mbuilu Divioka, the army commander in Katanga province. The general was being accused of diverting military food trains for private business after at least 20 soldiers died from hunger or malnutrition at a southern camp.
2006 – Uganda army said the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels had left a south Sudanese hideout and joined his deputy in the jungles of neighbouring Congo.
1926 – Physicist Robert H.Goddard launches the first liquid- fuel rocket
1984 – Mozambique and South Africa sign a pact banning support for one another’s internal foe
1751 – James Madison, fourth president of the United States ( 1809- 17)
1789 – George S. Ohm, German physicist
1822 – John Pope, Union general in the American Civil War
FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAYS
1967– Terry Phelan, a former professional footballer who played as a left-back from 1984 to 2009. He played in the Premier League for Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton, as well as in the Football League for Leeds United, Swansea City, Wimbledon, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Sheffield United.
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