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Today In History and Some Major Historical Events In The World!

1919 Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks

1934 Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted
1938 German law on “Entartete Art” legalizes art robbery

1941 – German occupiers stamp “J” on Jewish passports

1943 – A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.
1946 – US Supreme court rules race separation on buses, unconstitutional

1949 1st negro to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)

1959 – Real Madrid wins 4th Europe Cup 1

1968 – Poor Peoples March on Washington

1972 – Yanks score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10

1979 – Ex-president Idi Amin of Uganda flees to Libya

2012 – Tiger Woods’ 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus’s record

Historical Events in Ghana

Events 1 – 22 of 22

1897-01-27 British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)
1901-09-26 Great Britain annexes Gold Coast (Ghana)
1951-02-11 Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
1957-03-06 Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK
1957-10-10 Pres Eisenhower apologizes to finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Del, restaurant
1960-07-01 Ghana becomes a republic
1960-12-05 Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium
1962-08-01 Failed assassination on president Nkrumah of Ghana
1964-01-02 Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
1966-02-24 Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
1966-03-03 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee
1972-01-31 Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana
1972-09-08 Jim Ryan (US) & Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide & fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan’s chances for gold
1979-09-24 Ghana adopts constitution
1981-12-31 Lt Jerry Rawlings becomes head of Ghana, suspends constitution
1983-01-17 Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
1992-06-15 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)
1993-01-07 The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
1993-10-31 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
2001-05-09 In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths were caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium)that followed a controversial decision by the referee handling a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
2001-05-10 In Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators.
2012-07-24 John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 – 25 of 25

1875-10-18 James E K Aggrey, Ghana, US theologian/educationalist
1909-09-09 Kwame Nkrumah, communist/premier Gold Coast/president Ghana (1960-66)
1929-04-22 Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
1944-07-21 John Atta Mills, Tarkwa, Gold Coast (Ghana), President of Ghana (2009-2012), (d. 2012)
1947-06-22 Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana
1958-09-19 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian boxer
1962-11-05 Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer
1966-06-06 Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
1975-06-09 Otto Addo, Ghanaian footballer
1976-12-12 Lloyd Owusu, English/Ghanaian football player
1977-01-08 Pearl Amoah, Miss Universe-Ghana (1996)
1979-08-01 Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer
1979-12-26 Mzbel, Ghanaian singer
1980-09-01 Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer
1980-10-10 Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer
1980-10-24 Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
1981-03-03 Emmanuel Pappoe, Ghanaian footballer
1981-05-01 Derek Asamoah, Ghanaian Footballer
1982-05-24 Issah Ahmed, Ghana football player
1982-07-07 George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
1982-12-03 Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
1983-12-10 Habib Mohamed, Ghanaian footballer
1984-08-27 Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
1985-11-22 Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
1989-06-02 Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 – 12 of 12

1927-07-13 James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies
1938-04-10 Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
1963-08-27 W E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana
1972-04-27 Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62
1972-07-09 Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful Ghana
1979-06-16 Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong, Ghanaian dictator (b. 1931)
1998-01-23 Hilla Limann, president of Ghana in (1979-81), dies
2007-03-20 Hawa Yakubu, Ghanaian politician (b. 1948)
2007-06-27 Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)
2008-03-06 Peter Poreku Cardinal Dery Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale, Ghana
2008-12-09 Ibrahim Dossey, Ghanaian football player (b. 1972)
2012-07-24 John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68