Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!

AFRICA

(DRC)

2007 –  Serge Maheshe, a Congolese journalist working for the UN-sponsored Radio Okapi, was shot dead in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo town of Bukavu. Police the next day arrested 2 soldiers for the killing.

THE WORLD

1923 – The French set a trade barrier between occupied Ruhr and the rest of Germany.

1978 – Israelis withdraw the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.

1971 – The New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon Papers.

1777 – The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 
1893 – Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English detective writer, creator of Lord Peter Wimsey
1894 – Mark Van Doren, American poet, writer and educator
1903 – Harold Red Grange American football player
 
FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

1986 –  James Marcelin

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF: 

International Albinism Awareness Day

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