Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!
1957 (Malawi) – Independence from Britain
2003 (DRC) – The Congolese government and rebels have agreed in Pretoria to meld their armed forces into a new national army in a bid to end a 4 ½-year civil war and reunify the vast central African nation.
2007 (DRC) – Fortunat Lumu, the head of Congo’s atomic energy commission, was arrested along with an aide on suspicion of illegally selling uranium.
1860 – While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike.
1899 – Aspirin is patented following Felix Hoffman’s discoveries about the properties of acetylsalicylic acid
1928 – A Communist attack on Beijing results in 3,000 dead and 50,000 fleeing to Swatow.
1475 – Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, sculptor and architect
1806 – Elizabeth Barret Browning, poet.
1885 – Philip Henry Sheridan, Union Army general.
1899 – Richard Leo Simon, publisher, partner of Max.
FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAYS
1986 – Charles Mulgrew born in Glasgow is a Scottish international footballer, who plays mainly as a centre back for Championship side Blackburn Rovers.
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My Name is Michael Tembo, from Dowa District, Mkulula Chisomba Village, born on the 23 October 1994. I’m Christian, a member of the Malawi Assemblies of God. I grew up in Lilongwe where I went to school, in 2015 I completed my Malawi School Certificate of Education at which point I was selected for various Universities. As a proud of Malawi I am passionate about leaning and growing businesses to support Malawi in becoming a great Nation. I’m currently the Regional Supervisor for TheNews.mw, a news website for young Malawi’ people.