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

AFRICA – [DRC]

1998 – Zimbabwe sent 600 troops to support Pres. Kabila in the Congo. Rwanda called for a cease fire and warned that it would intervene if the troops from Zimbabwe were not withdrawn.

2006 – A fierce gun battle pinned down foreign envoys in the Congolese capital Kinshasa as fighting erupted for a second day following the announcement of a presidential election run-off. At least five people died in overnight gunfire.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1998 – P. W. Botha found guilty of contempt for repeatedly ignoring subpoenas to testify before South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

THE WORLD

2000 – Tiger Woods wins golf’s PGA Championship, the first golfer to win 3 majors in a calendar year since Ben Hogan in 1953.

2001 –  NATO decides to send a peacekeeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

1858 – The first of a series of debates begins between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Douglas goes on to win the Senate seat in November, but Lincoln gains national visibility for the first time.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1952 – Joe Strummer, lead singer of British punk band The Clash ( Rock the Casbah)

1961 – Stephen Hillenburg, animator and cartoonist; created character of SpongeBob SquarePants

FAMOUS FOOTABALL BIRTHDAY

1992 – Haris Vučkić

Administrator

TheAfrican.com is a network of news websites covering news, lifestyle, sport, business and entertainment for Young Africans across the continent. Malawi.TheAfrican.com is specifically targeted at Malawians living and working in Malawi.

Latest posts by Administrator (see all)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here