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On this day in Africa in 1998 Joseph Olengankoy, Congo opposition leader, was arrested. He had refused to meet with President Kabila to discuss his criticism.

On this day in the world in:
> 1783
Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.
> 1265 First English Parliament summoned other than by royal command (in this instance by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) meets in Westminster Hall.
> 1977 President Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the Nation as he walks from the U.S.Capitol to the White House.

Born on this day in 1896 George Burns, Comedian and actor in vaudeville, radio, television and film.

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