THIS DAY IN HISTORY 13:02


This day in #history 13/02 
FEBRUARY 13TH

1976 –  Gen Murtala R Muhammed was killed alongside his ADC and Col Ibrahim Taiwo

1976 – General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup

1566 – St Augustine, Florida founded

1668 – Treaty of Lisbon : Spain recognizes
Portugal

1689 – British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights

1920 – League of Nations recognizes perpetual
neutrality of Switzerland

1920 – Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations

1980 – Apollo Computer Inc incorporated

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1835 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad , Founder of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community ( d. 1908 )

1933 – Paul Biya, president of Cameroon ( 1982- )

1997 – Michael Jackson Jr, son of Michael
Jackson

FAMOUS DEATHS

1976 –  Gen Murtala R Muhammed was killed alongside his ADC and Col Ibrahim Taiwo

1976 – General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup

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Gen Muritala Ramat Muhammed -photo credit googlepics

A picture of the car he was in  when assassinated (below)

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The car in which Gen. Muritala was assassinated

1995 – Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader,
murdered

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 22/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 22/06

JUNE 22ND

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1825 – British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British

1874 – Dr Andrew T Still, discovers the science of osteopathy

1874 – Game of lawn tennis introduced

1911 – King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

1941 – The Lithuanian 1941 independence begin

1978 – Pluto’s satelite Charon is discovered

1981 – Iran president Bani Sadr deposed

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1767 – Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)

1897 – Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)

1931 – Hennadiy Udovenko, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-8), (d. 2013)

1947 – Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana

1949 – Meryl Streep, Summit, New Jersey, American actress (French Lieutenant’s Woman, Sophie’s Choice)

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1954 – Bobby Valentino, rocker (Fabulous Poodles)

1964 – Dan Brown, Exeter, New Hampshire, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code)

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1971 – Mary Lynn Rajskub, Trenton, Michigan, American actress (Chloe O’Brian-24)

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1985 – Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player

1986 – Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player

1988 – Kieran Lee, English football player

FAMOUS DEATHS

1874 – Howard Staunton, world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies

1965 – David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63

1969 – Judy Garland, actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

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1987 – Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let’s Dance), dies at 88

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2004 – Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)

2004 – Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)

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