Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more.
1957 (Malawi) – Independence from Britain Tanzania
2005 (DRC) – An international human rights group said militiamen and renegade soldier have raped and beaten tens of thousands of woman and young girls in eastern Congo, and nearly all the crimes have gone unpublished by the country s broken judicial system.
1928 – A Communist attack on Beijing results in 3,000 dead and 50,000 fleeing to Swatow.
1953 – Upon Josef Stalin’s death, Georgi Malenkov is named Soviet premier.
1965 – The United States announces that it will send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
1707 – Stephan Hopkins, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
1872 – Piet Mondrian, Dutch abstract painter, leader of the movement known as “de Still”
1875 – Maurice Ravel, composer ( Bolero)
1887 – Helen Parkhurst, educator, developed a technique later known as the Dalton Plan
FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAYS
1984 – Mathieu Flamini is a French professional footballer and environmental entrepreneur. He currently plays for La Liga club Getafe. A midfielder, he has played for French side Marseille, English sides Arsenal and Crystal Palace, Italian side Milan and Spanish side Getafe.
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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.