On January 20, 1973, Amílcar Cabral was shot and killed outside his home in Conakry, where his political party had established its headquarters. He was just 48.

Another of Nigeria’s founding fathers was Olayinka Hebert Macaulay who has been referred to as the Father of Nigerian nationalism.

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

In 1956, Werner Forssmann shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine (with Andre Cournand and Dickinson Richards) to develop a heart catheterization technique...

Ignaz Semmelweis struggled for years to promote his... ground-breaking handwashing policies but was beaten to death in 1865. He was just 47.

Mobolaji Johnson was only 31 years old when he was appointed as the first military governor of Lagos State in May 1967.

Thomas Sankara's body, riddled with bullets, was quickly buried in an unmarked grave while his widow, Mariam, and their two children fled the country...

Olusegun Obasanjo created the EFCC and the ICPC to combat corruption. He also ntroduced the GSM to improve communication in Nigeria...

Some modern historians argued that the notion of any Almoravid military conquest is...derived from a misinterpretation of or limited reliance on Arabic scripts.

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

Elizabeth I died unmarried in 1603...and was hailed as England's famous Virgin Queen. Her death...simply helped to fuel rumours about her personal life.

The Ogbunigwe was used in combat during the Nigerian civil war and at the height of production, about 500 units were being produced every day in Biafra.

Montréal was the first Canadian city to hold an Olympic Games in 1976. The 21st Olympiad took place between July 17 and August 1, 1976.

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence, which was mainly drafted by Jefferson, was formally adopted by the Continental Congress.

One would think that English, which is undoubtedly the lingua franca of business and global politics today, is by default America's official language.

At 7:22 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was pronounced dead. He was 56.

The June 12, 1993, presidential election represented a break with past traditions of ethnic, religious, and regional conflicts and raised hopes for unifying the nation.

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.

Sankara renamed Burkina Faso, or "land of the upright people", and introduce progressist policies that distanced his regime from other former French colonies.

In 15 years of conquest, Alexander the Great never lost a battle. His military tactics and strategies are still studied in military academies today.

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