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AFRICA

MALAWI

1979 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Sudan and won 4-0. Goals scored by Dandie, H Waya, K Phiri and Billie.

DRC

1996 – Congo’s Pres. Mobutu Sese Seko was recuperating from prostate cancer surgery at the Villa del Mare on the French Mediterranean. Recent Swiss reports put his holdings in Swiss banks at $4 billion.

1999 – it was reported that 2 Congo rebel leaders were resuming their war on Kabila.

SOUTH AFRICA

1974 –  63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)

THE WORLD

2018 – US President Donald Trump’s fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Matthew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General

2000 –  Controversial US presidential election between George W. Bush and AI Gore is inconclusive; the results, in Bush’s favor, is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1978 – Rio Ferdinand, English footballer(England national team 1997 – 2001), Born in Camberwell, England.

1889 –  Adolf Hitler’s policies led to World War II in Europe and the Holocaust, born on 20 April.

FAMOUS FOOTABALLERS’ BIRTHDAY

1978 – Rio Ferdinand

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