Today we cast our minds back in sadness as we remember the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls by the infamous sect – Boko Haram. Other events included:
2014 – Two hundred seventy-six schoolgirls are abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Northeastern Nigeria. 57 escaped, leaving 219 girls in captivity.
1828: The first edition of Noah Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language is published.
1912: The British liner Titanic collides with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and begins sinking.
1927: The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1611: Word “telescope” is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)
1894: 1st public showing of Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope (moving pictures)
1986- Desmond Tutu was elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown.
2002: Tiger Woods became only the third player to win back-to-back Masters titles; he closed with a 1-under 71 to claim a three-stroke victory over Retief Goosen.2011: Zimbabwe President Mugabe condemned gay “filth” in Europe, as he lambasted Western powers for maintaining their asset freeze and travel ban on him and his inner circle. Mugabe also said the government would go ahead with the takeover of foreign companies.
1989: 1,100,000,000th Chinese born.