Today in history, we turn back the hands of time as we bring you a glimpse of happenings around the world on this day January 6
1681 – 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle’s butler vs his butcher)
2002 – Nigeria’S National Youth Service Corps require participation by all university graduates under age 30.
2011 – Dutch authorities started asking sex workers to pay taxes on their earnings. It was reported by the Netherlands the daily Het Parool that prostitutes in Amsterdam were required to pay taxes. Over 3,000 sex workers were affected by the move. In 1988, prostitution was recognized as a legal profession.
2012 – In northern Nigeria gunmen fired on Christian mourners, killing at least 20 people. The attack occurred in Mubi in Adamawa state as Igbo traders held a meeting before opening up their shops for business. Boko Haram members attacked a beauty salon and fought government forces as part of its continuing sectarian battle against Nigeria’s weak central government. At least eight worshippers died in an attack on the Apostolic Church in Yola, Adamawa state. At a nearby beauty salon, at least three others were killed in a similar attack. At least two people were killed In the town of Potiskum, Yobe state, as gunmen set two banks ablaze and started a gunfight with police.
2014 – In Nigeria a dozen men were formally charged by the Bauchi State Sharia Commission with belonging to a gay club and having received funding from the United States for an apparent membership drive. Four were convicted on March 6. Seven were granted bail on March 11. A Christian suspect awaited his case heard before a secular court.