A trip down memory lane today June 12:
1993 – Not just an ordinary day, today would be forever remembered in Nigeria’s history. On this date, late politician, businessman and philanthropist, Bashorun Moshood Abiola persumed winner of the presidential election who was supported by Nigerians from the East, West, North to win the election. He was later denied mandate, as the then military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.) annulled the election. This questioned the stance of democracy in the country. The annullement of the historic election set Nigeria on the path of crisis, leading to many deaths including the winner and the wife , Kudrirat Abiola.
June 12 is regarded as the real Democracy Day in Nigeria.
1926 – Brazil leaves League of Nations
1963 – “Cleopatra” directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC
1964 – Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa for committing sabotage against South Africa’s apartheid government, avoiding a possible death sentence. …
1965 – Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance in “American Bandstand”
1991 – Russians first democratically elected Boris Yeltsin as the President of Russia.
That’s it for today