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Today in history – Jan 11th

By Terry Odenigbo On this day in 1965; Major cities–especially Saigon and Hue–and much of central Vietnam were disrupted by demonstrations and strikes led by Buddhists.Refusing to accept any government headed by Tran Van Huong, who they saw as a ...

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Today in history – Jan 7th

By Terry Odenigbo On this day in 1999, the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, formally charged with lying under oath and obstructing justice, begins in the Senate.In November 1995, Clinton began an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a 21-year-old unpaid intern. ...

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Today in history – Dec. 30th

By Terry Odenigbo On this day in 1994; John Salvi III walks into two separate abortion clinics in Brookline, Massachusetts, and shoots workers with a rifle, killing two receptionists and wounding five other employees. He was captured the next day after ...

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Today in history – Dec. 29th

By Terry Odenigbo On this day in 1940, German aircraft dropped bombs over London, setting both banks of the Thames ablaze and killing almost 3,600 British civilians.The German targeting of the English capital had begun back in August, payback for ...

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Today in history – Dec. 28th

By Terry Odenigbo On this day in 1954, the Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, who will go on to star in such movies as Malcolm X and Training Day, is born in Mount Vernon, New York. In 2002, for his performance as a corrupt cop in Training ...

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This Day In History – Dec. 26th

By Terry Odenigbo On this day in 1908: Jack Johnson became the first African American to win the world heavyweight title when he knocked out Canadian Tommy Burns in the 14th round in a championship bout near Sydney, Australia. Johnson, ...

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Today in history – 10th Dec.

By Terry Odenigbo On this day in 1901; the first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, ...

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Today in history: Dec 8

By Terry Odenigbo Today’s anniversary is a poignant reminder of the dangers of obsession which is very much alive in our Nigerian culture. Football Stars, Nollywood actors, Political figures, Religious clerics, musical icons and television personalities all have fans and ...

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