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#TodayInHistory: General Murtala Muhammed assassinated

Yvonne Williams

A trip down memory lane this day March 13;

2014 – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles.

#TodayInHistory: General Murtala Muhammed assassinated


1994 – Cuba Godding Jr (26) weds Sara Kapfer (26); They divorce this year.

#TodayInHistory: General Murtala Muhammed assassinated


1639 – Harvard College is named after clergyman John Harvard.

#TodayInHistory: General Murtala Muhammed assassinated

1781 – Uranus is discovered; German-born British astronomer William Herschel is credited with the planet’s discovery. It is the third largest planet by radius in the solar system.

#TodayInHistory: General Murtala Muhammed assassinated


1976 – On this day in history, Nigeria’s then Head of State Murtala Muhammed was killed, aged 37, along with his Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Lieutenant Akintunde Akinsehinwa, in his black Mercedes Benz saloon car, in an abortive coup attempt led by Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka, when his car was ambushed while en route his office at Dodan Barracks, Lagos.

#TodayInHistory: General Murtala Muhammed assassinated

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