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AFRICA – [TANZANIA]

1998 – A shipment of 10,000 books bound for Tanzania and Zanzibar left SF. The shipment was based on a donation by Berkeley Prof. Ed Ferguson with help from the Int’l. Longshore and Warehouse Union.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1899 –  Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army

AFRICA – [DRC]

1964  – Belgian paratroopers liberated 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville (Kisangani, Congo).

2006 – In CongoDRC more than a dozen people jailed for the 2001 assassination of Congolese President Laurent Kabila vanished from a prison in the capital Kinshasa.

THE WORLD

1930 – Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during Rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brother, allegedly over $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to AI Capone.

2018 – Pipe bombs sent to prominent US Democrats including the Obamas, Clinton’s John Brennan and CNN, but safety refused

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1933 – Renold Reginald Kray, whose gang, The Firm, was the most infamous organized crime group in London’s East End in the 1950s and 60s

1941 – Dr William H. Dobelle, biomedical researcher who developed  technology that restored limited sight to blind patients

FAMOUS FOOTBALLERS’ BIRTHDAY 

1987 –  Oscar Wendt

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:

United Nations Day,

World Polio Day

And

World Information Development Day

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