Today in History: August 16 — Madonna was born

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Madonna

It’s Madonna birthday! On this day, in 1958, Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Michigan, United States. The popular pop star and dancer is known across the globe by just her first name, Madonna.

Madonna became famous in Continue reading

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Today in History: August 8 — President Nixon Announced His Resignation

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President Richard M. Nixon delivering his resignation speech from the Oval Office at the White House 

On this day in 1978, United States President, Richard M. Nixon announced his resignation. By 12 pm the following day, President Nixon’s Vice President, Gerald R. Fords was sworn in as the 38th President of the United States.

President Nixon’s resignation was as a result of the Continue reading

Today in History: August 6 — America dropped atomic bomb in Japan

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American bomber 

On this day, August 6, 1945, America dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. This happened during World War II and remains the only use of nuclear bomb in warfare.

The atomic bomb was dropped in the city by an American B-29 bomber, known as Continue reading

This is why Wimbledon is prestigious

 

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Roger Federer, 2017 Gentlemen’s Wimbledon Champion 

The just concluded, 2017 Wimbledon tennis championships, would go down in history, because of two remarkable players who appeared in the singles’ finals: Venus William, 37, and Roger Federer, 35.

Venus Williams, dominated Wimbledon ladies’ championships, for almost a decade (winning her last Wimbledon title in 2008). During this period, she won 5 Wimbledon titles. On the other hand, Roger Federer had appeared on 11 Wimbledon championships – coming out victorious – in 8 of them. But, why is winning Wimbledon such a big deal? Continue reading

In her final address as U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama vows to defend American values

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United States First Lady, Michelle Obama delivering her final speech as First Lady in the East Room of the White House. Photo: CNN

A very emotional Michelle Obama, has delivered her final speech as the First Lady of the United States, by urging young people in America to defend their values. Mrs Obama got choked up Continue reading

Shocking! Instead of seeking solutions to Nigeria’s economic woes, its government organised former leaders to sing

Most Nigerians are experiencing the worst economic crisis of their lifetime, as the country is officially in recession. President Muhammadu Buhari, the nation’s leader, ran Continue reading