#TodayInHistory: Happy World Jollof Rice Day! …

Yvonne Williams

A look at the highlights this day August 22

World Jollof Rice Day; Whether Nigerian Jollof fan or a Ghanaian Jollof rice, this gift of deliciousness is everything and more! From East to West, there’s been a lot of argument about whose Jollof Rice is the best but even more than that are claims of who invented the delicious spiced but hey, it doesn’t matter, what matters is Jollof rice reigns supreme amongst the rest and we can’t get over it.  Grab those plates cos it’s about to get down!

1932: The British Broadcasting Corp. conducted its first experimental TV broadcast.

1926 – Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa

1956 – Elvis Presley begins filming “The Reno Brothers” (Love Me Tender)

1987 – Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl” single goes #1

2014 – 2nd Ebola death in Nigeria.

1972 – Rhodesia is thrown out of the Olympic Games in the face of mounting international pressure and pressure from African nations who threatened to boycott the games if Rhodesia .

1864 – International Red Cross founded

1967 – British actor and former model Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is born to Nigerian parents

2009 – 120 Nigerian police officers awarded UN peacekeeping medals for their service in Liberia

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