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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1987 – Malawi played their first international friendly soccer match against Tunisia and won 3-2. Goals scored by Waya (1, 88) and Mwase (6)

AFRICA – [DRC]

199 –  Congo rebels besieged a large contingent of Zimbabwean troops allied with Kabila and captured a Russian-built transport plane and 120 prisoners.

THE WORLD

2000 – England holds off a determined comeback by South Africa to notch up their 3rd Southern Hemisphere rugby scalp of the autumn with a 25-17 win at Twickenham; previously beat Australia, 22-19 and Argentina, 19-0

2008 – Balloon d’ Or: Manchester United’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first award as the best football player in the world; Barcelona forward Lionel Messi 2nd, Liverpool striker Fernando Torres 3rd

2018 – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari denies he has died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor after I’ll health

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY’S

1915 – Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (it’s Always Fair Weather), born in The Bronx, New York

1915 – Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1990 – Emmanuel Badu Agyeman

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

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