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On This Day: The Annulment of King Henry VIII’s Marriage

Today in history (1533), the marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.

On This Day: The NYSC Scheme was Created

Today in history, the NYSC Scheme was founded as a means of reconstruction, reconciliation and restructuring of the nation after the civil war

On This Day: Bob Marley’s Funeral in Jamaica

Today in history (1981), Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica, which combined elements of Ethiopian Orthodoxy and Rastafari tradition.

On This Day: Cuba’s Independence from the United States of America

  On this day: in history (1902), Cuba gained its independence from the United States, which had taken control of the island in 1899 after...

On This Day: The Fatal EgyptAir 804 Crash in 2016

Today in history (2016), the EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 56 passengers, 3 security personnel, and 7 crew members on board

On This Day: The Tragic Story of Georgette Smith

Mrs Egan shot Mrs Smith, her daughter on March 8. This was after the daughter told the mother that she wanted to put her into a nursing home

On This Day: The Birthday of Igho Charles Sanomi II

Sanomi attended Federal Government College Warri and University of Jos in Plateau State where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Geology and Mining.

On This Day: Birthday of Nobel Prize Winning Doctor, Sir Ronald Ross

Ross was the first to show that malarial parasite was transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

On This Day: Birthday of Senator Ike Ekweremadu

Today in 1962, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was born in Amachara Mpu in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State

On This Day: Swearing-in ceremony of the first black South African President Nelson Mandela

Today in 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was sworn in as the first black South African President.

On This Day: General Ibrahim Mainassara Was Killed.

It was on this day in history (1999), that General Ibrahim Mainassara was ambushed and shot to death by soldiers,

On This Day: The downfall of serial kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro

Today in history (2013), three women were rescued from a Cleveland, Ohio, house where they had been imprisoned for many years by their abductor Ariel Castro.

On This Day: 12 Years Since Nigerian President, Musa Yar’Adua’s death

Umaru Musa Yar'adua was the 13th President of Nigeria and was declared the winner of the Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007

On This Day: The First Annual Grammy Awards

The name Grammy is an homage to the gramophone and its revolutionary impact on the music industry.

On This Day: The General Motors Corporation acquired Chevrolet Motor Company

Today in history (1918), the General Motors Corporation (GM) acquired Chevrolet Motor Company.

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