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#TodayInHistory: Afrobeat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti Dies!

A trip down memory lane this day August 2:

1997 – Fela Anikulapo Kuti Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist and political maverick dies after several weeks of illness at the age of 58.

#TodayInHistory: Afrobeat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti Dies!

1998 –  Second Congo War Begins. The deadliest war in Africa, the war and its aftermath has killed an estimated 5.4 million people. The war started with a mutiny in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and soon involved 9 African nations. It lasted for 5 years.

#TodayInHistory: Afrobeat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti Dies!


1870-  World’s first underground railway opened. The Tower Subway beneath river Thames in London opened its doors for passengers. The subway was closed within a few months because of bankruptcy. The tunnel is now used for utilities.

#TodayInHistory: Afrobeat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti Dies!

1987 – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was re-released. The film was 50 years old at the time of its re-release.

#TodayInHistory: Afrobeat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti Dies!

1999- “The Sixth Sense”, starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres

#TodayInHistory: Afrobeat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti Dies!