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On this day 1975: Arthur Ashe became the first black wimbledon winner.

On this day 1975: Arthur Ashe defeated the tournament favourite Jimmy Connors in the Wimbledon finals to become the first black man ever to...

On This Day: The Couple Sentenced to Death for Espionage

Today in history (1951), Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg (née Greenglass) were sentenced to death under Section 2 of the Espionage Act of 1917

On This Day: The Story Of Teddy Bears

On This Day: 1903, toy store owner and inventor Morris Michtom placed two stuffed bears in his shop window, advertising them as Teddy bears.

On This Day: The Birthday of Former American President, Donald Trump

Donald Trump is an American politician, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.

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 1997: Eccentric Italian Fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered

On this day 1997: Eccentric Italian Fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered by 27-year-old serial killer Andrew Cunanan on the steps outside Versace's South Beach...

On This Day: The first Igbo female medical doctor, Priscilla Nzimiro was born

In 1945, Ada Nzimiro enrolled at the University of Glasgow in Scotland for her university education where she studied medicine. She graduated in 1950 and became the first woman from Igboland to qualify as a medical doctor.

On This Day: Tragic Shooting in Garissa University College, Kenya

Today in history (2015), gunmen stormed the Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, killing 148 people, and injuring 79 or more.

On This Day: The Brutal Murder of Barrister Barnabas and Amaka Igwe

Today in history (2002), Barnabas Igwe, chairman of Nigeria Bar Association Onitsha Branch, Anambra State, and his pregnant wife were brutally murdered by a group of armed men as they returned from an evening outing. 

On this day in 1703: Renowned writer of “Robinson Crusoe”, was placed in a...

On this day in 1703: English trader, journalist and later the renowned writer of "Robinson Crusoe", Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory for the...

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: 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: Abdulsalami Abubakar Became The Nigerian President.

On This Day: Abdulsalami Abubakar Became The Nigerian President.

On This Day: Robert Mugabe Was Born.

It was on this day in history (1924), that Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born.

On This Day: States Creation by General Yakubu Gowon

Today in history (1967), General Gowon decreed the creation of twelve new states to replace the four regions in anticipation of Eastern region secession

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