#TodayInHistory: Remembering Foremost Nigerian Nationalist Chief Obafemi Awolowo 30 years on…
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#TodayInHistory: Remembering Foremost Nigerian Nationalist Chief Obafemi Awolowo 30 years on…

Yvonne Williams

A look at the highlights this day May 9;

1987 – Obafemi Awolowo dies – Born Jeremiah Oyeniyi Obafemi Awolowo, he was the first premier of the Western region and a federal commissioner for finance, He founded the Action Group in 1951 and the Unity Party of Nigeria in 1978. Chief Obafemi introduced Free education and medical service programs, he also established the first television
station in Africa and construction of Liberty station among others.


1848 – Anthony Olofunsho Williams a leading politician and an Engineer and former Commissioner of Works
in Lagos state is born. He was assassinated 27 July 2006, Ikoyi, Lagos


1987 – Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers were married – They were married from 9 May 1987 – 4 February 1990.


1994 – South Africa’s newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country’s first black president.


1994 – Ebola Virus Outbreak. The first cases of the Ebola Virus in the latest outbreak in Gabon,

1960 – U.S.A. Contraceptive Pill. The Food and Drug Administration approved the first pill for contraceptive use in Birth Control, called Envoid


2012 – US President Obama States He Supports Gay Marriage

That’s it on Today In History

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