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On This Day: The Formation of the German Automobile Company, Volkswagen

Today in history (1937), the government of Germany, then under the control of Adolf Hitler formed a new state-owned automobile company, known as "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH."

On This Day: Fifty-Fifth Anniversary of 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

On This Day: The Stylish Funeral of George Swanson

Today in history (1994), that ashes of 71-year-old George Swanson were buried (according to Swanson’s request) in the driver’s seat of his 1984 white Corvette.

On This Day: The Promulgation of the Unification Decree No. 34

  On this day: in history (1966), the Head of State, Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi promulgated Decree number 34. It was called Unification...

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.

Topics: Essay Competition Week 46

For #Week46 of the #CmonionlineEssayCompetition, choose a topic and write to possibly emerge as one of the winners of our N30,000 cash prize. Creative Short...

Essay Competition: Week 45 Winners

  Dear readers, we're happy to announce the winners of our #Week45 Essay Competition. Oladejo Victor for his story, The Good Man, Collins Undelikwo for...

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: 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.

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