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On this day in 1961, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta was born in Nairobi, Kenya

On this day in 1961, a Kenyan politician and the fourth and incumbent President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He served as the Member of Parliament for Gatundu South from 2002 to 2013. Currently a member of theJubilee Party of Kenya, he was previously involved withThe National …

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On this day in 1947, Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago,Illinois, the United States of America

On this day in 1947, an American politician who was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001,U.S. Senator from New Yorkfrom 2001 to 2009, the 67thUnited States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, and the Democratic Party‘s nominee for President of the United States of America in the 2016 election, …

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On this day in 1951, Catherine Obianuju Acholonu was born in Orlu in Imo State

On this day in 1951, a Nigerian writer, researcher and former lecturer on African Cultural and Gender Studies who served as the former Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to PresidentOlusegun Obasanjo on Arts and Culture, and foundation member of theAssociation of Nigerian Authors, Catherine Obianuju Acholonu was born in Orlu in Imo State, South-Eastern Nigeria. She …

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On this day in 1940,Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr.was named the first African American general in the United States Army

On this day in 1940,Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr.was named the first African American general in the United States Army. Davis Sr. who was born in 1880 and died at the ripe old age of 93 on November 26, 1970 enrolled in the US Army just at the start of the Spanish-American war as a temporal …

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On this day in 1985, Ciara was born in Austin, Texas, the United States of America

On this day in 1985, an American businesswoman, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, model and actress. Ciara Princess Harris professionally known as Ciara was born in Austin, Texas, the United States of America. In 2002, Ciara met music producer Jazze Pha. With his help, she signed a record deal with LaFace Records. In 2004, Ciara …

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On this day in 1900 Funmilayo Ransome Kuti  was born in Abeokuta, South-West Nigeria

On this day in 1900, the mother of activists Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Beko Ransome-Kuti, and Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, who was one-time health minister in Nigeria,Funmilayo Ransome Kuti,MON, was born in Abeokuta, South-West Nigeria. She was also grandmother to musicians Seun Kuti andFemi Kuti. She was a teacher, political campaigner, women’s rightsactivist and traditional aristocrat in …

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On this day in 1986, Drake, was born in Ontario, Canada

On this day in 1986, a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur, Aubrey Drake Graham, professionally known as Drake, was born in Ontario, Canada. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. Intent on pursuing a career as a …

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On this day in 1991, the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopted a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union

On this day in 1991, the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopted a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union. Officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, the country is in the South Caucasus region, and situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe. The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the …

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On this day in 1945 a group of Soldiers in Venezuela staged a coup d’état to overthrow The President

On this day in 1945, a group of Soldiers in the Venezuelan Armed Forces, led by Mario Vargas, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, staged a coup d’état which led to the overthrow of  President Isaías Medina Angarita. The 1945 Venezuelan coup d’état was a combination of a military rebellion and a popular movement …

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On this day in 1959 Prince Bassey Edet Otu was born in Calabar, Cross River State

On this day in 1959, a Nigerian politician who represented Calabar Municipal/Odukpani constituency of Cross River State, in the National Assembly’s House of representatives from 2003 – 2011, Prince Bassey Edet Otu, commonly known as Bassey Out, was born in Calabar, Cross River State, South-South Nigeria. He was elected Senator for Cross River South in …

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