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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

2007 – Health officials in Malawi prepared to launch a massive HIV testing program to identify tens of thousands of people unknowingly infected with the virus.

AFRICA – [DRC]

1960 – The 1st UN troops reached Congo to replace Belgian troops.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1901 – The Fawcett Commission headed by Millicent Fawcett is established. It was a result of an outcry against the treatment of Afrikaners in concentration camps.

1966 – Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts

1990 – The ANC sent a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk. They demanded an end to the shocking inhumanity of the police in rural areas of South Africa”

THE WORLD

1765 – English Prime Minister Lord Grenville resigns and is replaced by Lord Rockingham.

1774 – Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.

1945 – The United States detonates the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, N. M

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1911 – Ginger Rogers, actress and dancer

1928 – Anita Brookner, writer ( Hotel du Lac)

1941 – Solstad, Norwegian Noverist and playwrite

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY 

1987 –  Ronson William

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