Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more!
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.
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
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
World Information Development Day
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