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The events of January 15, 1966, marked a turning point in the history of Nigeria and will forever go down as one of the nation’s most defining moments.
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What made Imhotep stand out, particularly in the world of Egyptian medicine at the time, was that his medical discoveries were not based on magic.
The Romans would go on to rule Egypt for nearly 700 years before the Arabs, in December 639, conquered the ancient African kingdom.
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Ignaz Semmelweis struggled for years to promote his... ground-breaking handwashing policies but was beaten to death in 1865. He was just 47.
Jabir ibn Hayyan recognised that experiments were important to science and transformed the spiritual practice of alchemy into what would now be known as modern chemistry.
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Ironsi's proclamation of Decree 34 on May 24, 1966, marked the beginning of the end for him. The decree strengthened the centre, thereby removing the powers granted to the regions.
On January 1, 1973, the Nigerian Naira replaced the Nigerian pound with an exchange rate of ₦2 to £1 in the UK and ₦1 to $0.6 in the U.S.
Before Emeka Ojukwu declared the Republic of Biafra in May 1967, Isaac Adaka Boro had declared the Niger Delta Republic in February 1966.
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