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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

2013 –  Malawi said it plans to use the $15 million it gained from selling its presidential jet to feed the more than 1 million people suffering chronic food shortages.

AFRICA – [DRC]

2002 –  In Congo some 6,000 Ngiti and Lendu tribe tribal fighters and their allies attacked the mission hospital in Nyankunde, slaughtering patients in their beds. They killed some 650 people from the Bira, Hema and 16 other tribes on the 1st day of the attacks.

2005 – In eastern Congo a Russian-made airplane crashed in the forest, killing 7, including 3 Russian crew members.

1960 –  Congo’s President Kasavubu fired Premier Lumumba.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1939 – J. B. M. Hertzog resigns as South African Prime Minister after losing a vote in parliament on neutrality in WWII

1991 – Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

THE WORLD

1960 – Leopold Sedar Sengingor, poet and politician, is elected president of Senegal, Africa.

1958 – Martin Luther Jr.is arrested in an Alabama protest for loitering and fined $14 for refusing to obey police

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1912 – John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosophy, and artist

1921 – Franklin ” Frank Thomas, one of the Nine Old Men among Walt Disney’s team of animators.

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1990 –   Franco Zuculini

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