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


2012 (Malawi) – Malawi’s new president Joyce Banda named a 23-member cabinet but gave herself several key portfolios to beef up her powers as southern Africa’s first female president.

2001 (DRC) – in northeastern Congo 6 Red Cross workers were killed 30 miles north of Bunia.

2007 (DRC) – Six central African countries (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Congo) plan to launch a common passport in July, permitting the free movement of goods and people across their borders.


1915 – Second Lieutenant William Rhodes-Moorhouse becomes the first airman to win the Victoria Cross after Conducting a successful bombing raid.

1929 – The first non- stop flight from England to India is completed.

1931 – New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits a home run but is called out for passing a runner, the mistake ultimately costs him the home run record.


1785 – John James Audubon, artist and naturalist.

1812 – Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant

1822 – Frederick Law Olmsted, Landscape architect, designed New Yorks Central Park.


1974- John Parris is a Barbadian international footballer who plays club football for Notre Dame, as a midfielder.


World Intellectual Property Day – Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

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