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AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1995 – Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe

1902 –  Zulu assault at Holkrantz, South Africa

AFRICA – [DRC]

1998 – It was reported that Bobi Ladawa Mobutu, wife of Mobutu Sese Seko, and son, Nazanga, had established a Mobutu Family Foundation to carry out charitable programs in the US and Africa for young Africans. The former dictator was believed to have taken $10 billion from th

2004 – Congo Pres. Joseph Kabila visited northeastern territory formerly held by rebels. The army claimed to have retaken a village near Zambia and killed at least 20 militiamen.

2006 – A US-based rights group accused soldiers in Congo’s postwar, national-unity army of abducting civilians and forcing them to serve as personal attendants and mine workers in the troubled Central African country.

THE WORLD

1900 – Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, agreeing to maintain territorial integrity of China and support open door policy called for by US Secretary of State

2017 – Finding publishing of neutron star collision that two months prior on August 17, the first cosmic event seen in gravitational waves and light.Confirms heavy Elements such as gold the results of such collision

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 

1977 – John Mayer, Singer, songwriter, musician, producer, won Grammy for best Male pop vocal performance

1797 – Lord Cardigan, leader of the famed light Brigade

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY 

1962 –  Pascal Laugier

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:

World Food Day

And

World Allergy Awareness Day

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