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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

 2016 – Silver Strikers FC Sunday booked a Carlsberg Cup final berth against Mighty Be Forward Wanderers after thoroughly beating Mafco 3-1 in a thrilling semi-final match played before a large crowd at Civo Stadium in Malawi Capital Lilongwe.

AFRICA – [DRC]

2002 – “The United Nations confirmed that Uganda and Zimbabwe have begun their pledged troop withdrawals from Congo.

2003 – The WWF reported that the hippos of Congo’s Virunga national Park have been nearly wiped out by poachers and civil war.

2006 – In the Netherlands prosecutors at the International Criminal Court filed their first indictment, charging Thomas Lubanga, a former Congolese warlord, for allegedly abducting and recruiting children as young as 10 to fight in Congo’s brutal civil war.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1919 – General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa

THE WORLD

1963 – One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I have a dream” speech.

2012 – US Republican convention nominates Mitt Romney as the party’s presidential candidate.

2005 – Hurricane Katrina reaches Category 5 strength; Louisiana Superdome opened as a “refuge of last resort” in New Orleans.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1939 – Catherine ” Cassie” Mackin, journerist; first woman to anchor an evening newscast alone on a regular basis ( NBC’s Sunday Night News) NBC’s first woman floor report at a national political convention

1986 – Gilad Shalit, Israel Defense Forces corporal kidnapped by Humas and held for five years before being exchanged for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1994 – Charles Tibingana

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