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Diego Maradona

On this day in 1960, an Argentine retired professional footballer and current manager of Mexican second division club Dorados who many in the sport, including football writers, players, and fans, regard as one of the greatest football players of all time, Diego Armando Maradona, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé. After …

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Operation Urgent Fury

On this day in 1983, in what is today known as Operation Urgent Fury, the United States of America and its Caribbean allies invaded the State of Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters were executed following a military coup d’état. The invasion was led by the United States, on the Caribbean island nation of Grenada, which had a …

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Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

On this day in 1980, proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction were concluded at The Hague. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or Hague Abduction Convention is a multilateraltreaty developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) that provides an expeditious method to return a child internationally abducted by a parent from one member …

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

On this day in 1900, a Nigerian teacher, human rights activist, freedom fighter and Politician, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, MON otherwise known as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti, was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, South-West Nigeria. She was also a traditional aristocrat in Nigeria. She served with distinction as one of the most prominent leaders of her generation. She was also the first Nigerian woman …

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On this day in 1978, the Papal inauguration of Pope John Paul II took place at the Vatican City.

On this day in 1978, the Papal inauguration of Pope John Paul II took place at the Vatican City. In August 1978, following the death of Pope Paul VI, Cardinal Wojtyła voted in the papal conclave, which elected Pope John Paul I. John Paul I died after only 33 days as pope, triggering another conclave. The second conclave of 1978 started on …

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On this day in 1949, a famous former footballer and manager, Arsène Wenger OBE, was born in Strasbourg, France.

On this day in 1949, a famous former footballer and manager, Arsène Wenger OBE, was born in Strasbourg, France. He was the manager of Arsenal from 1996 to 2018, where he was the longest-serving and most successful in the club’s history. His contribution to English football through changes to scouting, players’ training and diet regimens …

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On this day in 2005, former Maximum leader of Iraq, Saddam Hussein went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity

On this day in 2005, former Maximum leader of Iraq, Saddam Hussein went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.. The Trial of Saddam Hussein was carried out by the Iraqi Interim Governmentfor crimes against humanity during his time in office. Amnesty International stated that the trial was “unfair,”  and Human Rights Watch judged that Saddam’s execution “follows a flawed trial and marks a significant step away …

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On this day in 1944, one of the best selling reggae artists of all times, Winston Hubert McIntosh, popularly known as Peter McIntosh or simply Peter Tosh, was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica.

On this day in 1944, one of the best selling reggae artists of all times, Winston Hubert McIntosh, popularly known as Peter McIntosh or simply Peter Tosh, was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica. He was a revolutionary Jamaican reggae musician who sang about the injustices of government against the ordinary People. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one …

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On this day in 1934, a retired Nigerian Politician and former Army General who was Nigeria’s Head of State from August 1, 1966 to July 29, 1975, Yakubu Gowon, was born in Kanke Local government in Plateau State

On this day in 1934, a retired Nigerian Politician and former Army General who was Nigeria’s Head of State from August 1, 1966 to July 29, 1975, Yakubu Gowon, was born in Kanke Local government in Plateau State, North-Central Nigeria. He took over power in Nigeria following the bloody July 29 mutiny of Northern Soldiers in …

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On this day in 1996, a highly successful American hip hop artist, Tupac Amaru Shakur, was shot and fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On this day in 1996, a highly successful American hip hop artist, Tupac Amaru Shakur, was shot and fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooting occurred at 11:15 p.m. Pacific time when the car carrying Shakur and the owner of his label, the Deathrow Records, Marion Suge Knights, was stopped at a red light at East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. Shakur …

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On this day in 1882

On this day in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, a Club playing in the current English Premier League Season was founded as Hotspur Football Club of London. The Club which is most times commonly referred to as Tottenham or Spurs, is a professional football club. The club’s home ground is the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the first few home games of the current season being played at the Wembley …

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On this day in 1986

On this day in 1986, a Pan American World Airways flight that was flying from Sahar International Airport in Bombay India, to Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt , West Germany via Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan with 358 people on board was hijacked at Karachi International Airport. The Boeing 747 aircraft was hijacked while on the ground at Karachi by four armed Palestinian men of the Abu Nidal Organization. The aircraft, with 360 passengers on …

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