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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.

The Arab slave trade in East Africa is one of the oldest, stretching back 700 years before the European transatlantic slave trade.

The Civil Rights Movement was a political campaign to eradicate and abolish racial segregation throughout the United States of America.

After Abacha's death, Lieutenant-General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff, was sworn in as the country's 11th Head-of-State.

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During Queen Mary's reign, 227 men and 56 women were executed, including Bishops Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, and Thomas Cranmer...

Among the ancient Egyptians, women were respected, birth control was used, and premarital sex was rampant.

Within 200 years, Native Americans lost their land, their history, their language, and their culture. It is the least discussed genocide in history.

Samuel Ladoke Akintola was responsible for the establishment of the University of Ife in 1962 and the creation of the Cocoa House in 1965.

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Mansa Musa amassed so much wealth that he has been described by historians as the richest man in history...

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In 1912, Lord Frederick Lugard was appointed Governor-General of both Northern and Southern Nigeria with the mandate to unite the two Protectorates.

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Alvan Ikoku and his son, Samuel Goomsu Ikoku (1922–1997), were political rivals. Samuel won an election against his father at the Eastern Regional Assembly elections on March 15, 1957.

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.

John XII preferred battles to Bible study, hunting to holiness, and was a notorious adulterer and liar. The prestige of the papacy was at its lowest ebb.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, August 6, 1945. But he managed to escape with his burnt body to...

The United States has witnessed a plethora of Black Race Massacres over the years. Millions of Black people have lost their lives due to racism...

Murtala Muhammed remains the youngest Nigerian Head-of-State to die in office and the only one to die before the age of 40.

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Ota Benga's story exposes the ills of racism, white supremacy and the inhumane abilities of humans in privileged positions.

Sarah Baartman was an African woman whose prominent feminine features subjected her to a life of harassment, slavery and objectification in Europe.

The assassination of President William McKinley took place at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901.

The March on Washington remains an inspiration for activists and advocates fighting for equality and human rights in the present day, even 60 years after.

The United States has witnessed a plethora of Black Race Massacres over the years. Millions of Black people have lost their lives due to racism...

The June 16, 1976, Soweto Uprising, a protest against the imposition of Afrikaans in schools, was a pivotal moment in the fight against apartheid.

On June 6, 2018, Buhari declared that Nigeria’s Democracy Day would be celebrated as a national holiday every year on June 12 instead of May 29.

The African Moors had a lasting impact on Europe's intellectual development and brought the continent from the Dark Ages into the Renaissance.

The assassination of Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968, had a profound impact on the civil rights movement, the United States and the world.

Thomas Jefferson was 44 while Sally Hemings was only 14 when this sexual relationship started. Today, it would be considered statutory rape.

As the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello is still venerated by millions of Nigerians, especially among his kinsmen in Northern Nigeria.

Obafemi Awolowo rose to become the first Premier of the Western Region of Nigeria and the leader of the Action Group Party in the First Republic.

Malcolm X was one of the most prophetic revolutionary voices of the 20th century who was assassinated on February 21, 1965. He was just 39.

Murtala Muhammed remains the youngest Nigerian Head-of-State to die in office and the only one to die before the age of 40.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu allegedly labelled incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as an “ethnic bigot and a religious fanatic” in 2003.

On January 30, 1649, King Charles I of England was executed. It was an unprecedented trial and killing of a sovereign. It was a regicide.

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