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

AFRICA – [MALAWI]

2001 –  Evison Matafale the founder of the band died whilst in police custody. He was accused of coming up with a political song that criticized the United Democratic Fund (UDF) under the leadership of Bakili Muluzi.

AFRICA – [DRC]

2006 – Joseph Kabila was declared the winner of the country’s first democratic elections, beating rival Jean-Pierre Bemba in a second-round run-off. The period between the two election rounds is marked by deadly violence.

1960 – Patrice Lumumba fled Leopoldville, Congo.

2002 –  A WHO official said simultaneous outbreaks of the flu and meningitis killed 185 people in a rebel-controlled area of northwestern Congo.

2006 – Congo’s supreme court upheld President Joseph Kabila’s victory in landmark elections, ruling as unfounded the runner-up’s charges of widespread fraud.

THE WORLD

2018 – Explosion near Chemical Campany in Hebei Provine. Northern China Kills at Least 23, injuring 22

2018 – Convicted US murderer Samuel Little confirmed connected to 90 more murders of women after confessing details

2017 – Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY’S

1981 – Mathew Taylor, English footballer

1971 – Eric Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (MEroc enendez Brother)

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY 

1993 – Um Vichet

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