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Today In Nigerian Facts and History

October 19, 2018 Joshua Samuel

Nigerian scammer, Emmanuel Nwude once sold a fake airport to an International bank for $242million. Regarded as the greatest scam in history   Meet Candido Da Rocha, the first Nigerian millionaire. He was a businessman, landowner, and creditor. Candido was said to have been so rich, he sent his dirty {Read More..}

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12 Countries That No Longer Exist

October 10, 2018 Joshua Samuel

From ethnic turmoil and civil war to struggles for independence and political mergers, countries come and go over time. Here’s a look at 20 countries that no longer exist. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics In 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was established in northern Eurasia, stretching from {Read More..}

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Today in History September 13th

September 13, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1814: The American national anthem is written Francis Scott Key pens a poem which later became the American national anthem, ‘Star Spangled Banner’.   1935: Howard Hughes sets a new speed record Howard Hughes sets a new speed record of 352 miles per hour, before making an emergency landing of {Read More..}

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Today in History: September 12th

September 12, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1953: JFK weds Jacqueline Bouvier A Massachusetts senator at the time, John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Washington Times-Herald photographer Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island. 2003: Johnny Cash dies American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author Johnny Cash dies of a complication of diabetes in Nashville, Tennessee. {Read More..}

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Sucide Bombing Kills 68 In Afghanistan

September 12, 2018 Joshua Samuel

The death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, up from 32, provincial officials Wednesday. Attahullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said 165 others were wounded in the attack a day earlier. The {Read More..}

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Today In History- September 11th

September 11, 2018 Joshua Samuel

2001: 9/11 attacks In a series of coordinated terror attacks, al-Qaeda militants hijack four American passenger airlines and fly two of them straight into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. One of the airplanes crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, while the fourth aircraft crashed {Read More..}

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Today In History- September 3

September 3, 2018 Joshua Samuel

2017: North Korea conducts the most powerful nuclear test North Korea conducts its sixth nuclear test, and by far the most powerful blast to date, calling it a “perfect success”. 2004: Russian school siege ends in a bloodbath The Beslan school siege, which began when over 30 Chechen gunmen took {Read More..}

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Fire engulfs Brazil’s oldest national museum

September 3, 2018 Blessing

Brazil’s 200-year-old history museum was gutted by fire in spite efforts by firefighters to douse the massive flames this weekend. Reports say the National Museum also known as Rio Museu Nacional, located in Rio de Janeiro, caught fire Sunday night after the building had closed for the day.  It was {Read More..}

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Today In History- August 31st

August 31, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1886: Largest recorded earthquake rattles Charleston A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits Charleston, South Carolina, leaving more than 100 people dead and hundreds of buildings destroyed. This was the largest recorded earthquake in the history of the southeastern United States. 1888: Jack the Ripper claims his first victim Mary Ann Nichols, {Read More..}

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Today In History August 27th

August 27, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1776: The Battle of Brooklyn British forces under General William Howe and his brother, Admiral Richard Viscount Howe, defeat Patriot forces under General George Washington at the Battle of Brooklyn Heights in New York. 1789: Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen The Declaration of the Rights of Man is {Read More..}

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Breaking: Kofi Annan is dead

August 18, 2018 Joshua Samuel

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary Seneral, has died at the age of 80. The UN made the announcement on Saturday. Kofi Atta Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat was born on 8 April 1938. He served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. {Read More..}

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37 Killed As Suicide Bomber Attacks School In Kabul

August 16, 2018 Joshua Samuel

At least 37 people, the majority of the students, were killed when a suicide blast ripped through a school in a Shiite area of Kabul Wednesday, officials said, the latest assault on Afghanistan’s war-weary capital. Around a dozen, ambulances rushed to the Mawoud education center in the western part of {Read More..}

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Today In History- August 16th

August 16, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1946: Direct Action Day Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta in India between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless. 1948: Babe Ruth dies The legendary baseball player dies at 53 from cancer in New York, U.S. Ruth had an {Read More..}

Britain's "Great Train Robbery
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Today In History- August 8th

August 8, 2018 Joshua Samuel

1963: Great Train Robbery Britain’s “Great Train Robbery” takes place as thieves make off with 2.6 million pounds in banknotes. 1945: the Soviet Union declares war on Japan The Soviet Union drops more than 1 million soldiers in Japanese-occupied Manchuria, northeastern China, to take on 700,000 Japanese troops. 1942: Nazi {Read More..}