Today in African History

Today in African History: January 19

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 19, we remember the following events in global African history:

Year Territory Event
1861 USA American Civil War: Georgia joined South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in declaring secession from the United States.
1862 USA American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs: The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
1920 USA The United States Senate voted against joining the League of Nations.
2016 DR Congo Amnesty International said cobalt mined dangerously by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo could end up in the lithium batteries of smartphones and electric cars made by Apple, Samsung or Sony.
2017 Senegal; Gambia Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was sworn in at the country’s embassy in Senegal, as African troops massed at the border to force incumbent Yahya Jammeh to quit after his election defeat.



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