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AFRICA – [MALAWI]
2003 – Massive flooding caused by Cyclone Delfina ravaged parts of Malawi and Mozambique, washing away homes and crops, submerging roads and bridges, and cutting off electricity in the impoverished nations.
2008 – Rains battered portions of flood-ravaged southern Africa, killing at least three people in Malawi and forcing Zambia to declare a national disaster.
2003 – Massive flooding caused by Cyclone Delfina ravaged parts of Malawi and Mozambique, washing away homes and crops, submerging roads and bridges, and cutting off electricity in the impoverished nations
AFRICA – [DRC]
1961 – Lumumba is handed over to the secessionists in Katanga and executed. The degree of involvement of the CIA and the Belgian government in his capture and assassination has still not been clearly established.
1961 – “Patrice Lumumba (34), the 1st premier Congo, was murdered after 67 days in office. President Eisenhower allegedly approved the assassination of Congo’s Patrice Lumumba. The US and Joseph Mobutu were implicated but no conclusive proof has emerged. Sidney Gottlieb (d.1999 at 80), a CIA deputy, carried a deadly bacteria to the Congo that was used to kill Lumumba. In 2000 the Belgium Parliament opened an inquiry into possible government involvement in the killing of Congo’s Premier Patrice Lumumba. This followed allegations in the new book “”The Murder of Lumumba”” by Ludo De Witte. In 2001 the inquiry found that King Baudouin knew of the plot but did nothing to stop it. The Katanga government did not announce the death until Feb 13. Moscow charge”
2001 – In Congo government ministers named Joseph Kabila, son of Laurent Kabila, as temporary head of state.
2002 – The volcano Mount Nyiragongo erupted near Goma, Congo, and rivers of lava destroyed 14 villages. Goma was devastated and some 400,000 people fled their homes. At least 50 people were killed and many sought refuge in Rwanda.
2007 – Conservationists said rebels in eastern Congo, loyal to warlord Laurent Nkunda, have killed and eaten two silverback mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. Congo’s army said Nkunda agreed two weeks ago to stop fighting government forces in exchange for a government promise not to pursue war crimes charges against him.
1966 – Martin Luther King Jr. Opens campaign in Chicago
2001 – President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis rank from Lieutenant to Captain
1942 – Muhammad Ali [ Cassius Clay], American boxer (World heavyweight champion 1964-74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky
1964 – Michelle Obama, 1st Africa- American US First Lady
(2009 – 16), born in DeYoung, Illinois
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1992 – Wai Hong Loi