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AFRICA

MALAWI

1976 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Sierra Leone in Swaziland and won 4-2.

DRC

2006 – In Kinshasa, Congo, gunmen killed Mwamba Bapuwa (64). Bapuwa had recently criticized the government and survived a previous attack several months earlier.

SOUTH AFRICA

1949 – The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa

THE WORLD

1664 – The British crown grants Rhode Island a charter guaranteeing freedom of worship.

1755 – Britain breaks off diplomatic relations with France as their disputes in the New World intensify.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1839 – John D. Rockefeller, financier, philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil.

1869 – William Vaughn Moody, poet and playwright

FAMOUS FOOTBALLER BIRTHDAY

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