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Today In History 24th July 2012, President John Evans Atta Mills Died; See Some Of His Unprecedented Achievements
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Today In History 24th July 2012, President John Evans Atta Mills Died; See Some Of His Unprecedented Achievements

Ghanaians on the 24th of July, 2012 were given the shock of their lives when the death of the President John Evans Atta Mills was announced. He was a very calm gentleman who stood for the truth and abhorred corruption. Biography Former President Atta Mills was born on July 21, 1944 in Tarkwa. After Secondary school, Mills continued his education at the University of Ghana, Legon where he studied Law in 1968. He furthered his education at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies where he completed his PhD in 1971. On his return to Ghana, he taught law at the University of Ghana, where he remained for some 25 years.  Political Life Mills stood under the banner of the NDC as the running mate of former president JJ Rawl...
Today in History 12th July: Asante Kotoko team bus was involved in an accident at Nkawkaw
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Today in History 12th July: Asante Kotoko team bus was involved in an accident at Nkawkaw

Exactly four years ago today 12th July 2017, Kumasi Asante Kotoko team bus involved in a gory accident at the Nkwakaw dual carriage. The bus carrying 18 players and about 12 officials, was involved in a fatal accident on the Accra-Kumasi Highway. The tragic incident occurred on their way tio Kumasi after a 1-0 defeat to Inter Allies in their Ghana Premier League away match at the El Wak Stadium in Accra. The accident claimed the life of equipment manager Thomas Asare and left many players with serious injuries including then head coach Steve Pollack.
Today in History: Ghana’s first President KWame Nkrumah died in Bucarest
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Today in History: Ghana’s first President KWame Nkrumah died in Bucarest

Today in History, exactly 49 years ago, on April 27, 1972, Kwame Nkrumah, the deposed President of Ghana died. The Great Pan-Africanist died in Bucharest in Romania after living quietly six years in exile in Guinea far away from his birthplace of Nkroful at the age of 62. Dr Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. He was the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana, having led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957. He was also an influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was a winner of the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union in 1962.
Today in History: Lt.-Gen E.K Kotoka was killed
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Today in History: Lt.-Gen E.K Kotoka was killed

Today in History, On 17 April 1967, Lt.-Gen E.K Kotoka (The man who engineered the overthrow of kwame Nkrumah in 1966) was killed in an abortive coup attempt involving junior officers. The Ghana International Airport was renamed Kotoka International Airport in his memory. He was killed at a spot which is now part of the forecourt of the airport, where his statue stands. Operation Guitar Boy was the code-name for the attempted coup d’état on April 17, 1967 in Ghana. Although unsuccessful, the coup resulted in the assassination of Lt. E.K Kotoka.
Today in History: Kotoko beat TP Englebert to win Ghana’s first African club championship
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Today in History: Kotoko beat TP Englebert to win Ghana’s first African club championship

On 24th January 1971 which is exactly 50 years ago at the gigantic Tata Raphael stadium, in front of the head of state of Zaire, Mobuto Seseko, Asante Kotoko defeated TP Englebert to lift Ghana's first Africa's Clubs Championship now (CAF Champions league). The Reds beat the Congolese side by 2-1 at their own backyard, after playing a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg in Kumasi. Abukari put Kotoko ahead in the 12th minute before left winger Tshinabu levelled for TP Englebert 7 minutes later. Malik Jabir restored Asante Kotoko’s lead in the 80th minute, but just after Kotoko had finished celebrating their goal then the referee gave a penalty to the home which was wasted by goal scorer Tshinabu. T.P Englebert which is now, T.P Mazembe have gone on to win five champions league t...
Today in History: 11 years ago today Ghana became World Champions
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Today in History: 11 years ago today Ghana became World Champions

Today in history eleven years ago Ghana became World Champions after the Black Satellites won the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt. They won the tournament in the Cairo International Stadium, after defeating Brazil 4-3 on Penalties when the match ended (0-0) after extra time. The first time an African country won the FIFA U-20 World Cup Championship. Prior to the satellites winning the gong, the had won the African Youth Champions, on three occasions in 1995, 1999, 2009 and a two-time Runner-up at the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1993, 2001 and finished third in 2013. Ghana has participated in only six of the past 19 World Cup events starting with their first in Australia 1993 where they lost the World Cup final 1-2 to Brazil in Sydney and in Argentina 2001 where...
Today in History: Ebenezer Ako-Adjei Tried in Kulungugu bomb attack
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Today in History: Ebenezer Ako-Adjei Tried in Kulungugu bomb attack

Today in history, on 9 August 1963 (exactly 57 years ago today, Ebenezer Ako-Adjei (foreign minister), Tawia Adamafio (information minister), and Hugh Horatio Cofie-Crabbe (executive secretary of Nkrumah’s political party) were detained for allegedly plotting to assassinate the then president Kwame Nkrumah in the Kulungugu bomb attack in 1962. Kulungugu bomb attack On 1 August 1962, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah escaped a bomb assassination attempt on his life at Kulungugu in the Upper East Region. Following an attempt on President Kwame Nkrumah’s life in Kulungugu bomb attack, three of his close associates were arrested for the assassination attempt. The accused in the case were Ebenezer Ako-Adjei (foreign minister), Tawia Adamafio (information minister), and Hugh Horatio ...
8th Anniversary of the death of John Evans Atta Mills
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8th Anniversary of the death of John Evans Atta Mills

Today in History, on July 24, 2012, exactly 8 years ago, Ghana’s president John Evans Atta Mills died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, three days after his 68th birthday. John Evans Attah Mills, (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images) Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills died suddenly on Tuesday at the age of 68, hours after being taken ill and months before a vote in which he was to seek re-election. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the president of the republic of Ghana,” the statement said, adding that Mills, who had travelled recently abroad for a medical check-up, died hours after he got sick. He died in a hospital in the capital Accra, his office said, without providing a cause. John Evans Att...
Miss America resigns over nude photos
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Miss America resigns over nude photos

On July 23, 1984, 21-year-old Vanessa Williams gives up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant’s history, after Penthouse magazine announces plans to publish nude photos of the beauty queen in its September issue. Williams originally made history on September 17, 1983, when she became the first Black woman to win the Miss America crown. Miss New Jersey, Suzette Charles, the first runner-up and also African American, assumed Williams’ tiara for the two months that remained of her reign. Vanessa Lynn Williams was born March 18, 1963, in Millwood, New York, to music teacher parents. She attended Syracuse University and studied musical theater. In 1982, while working a summer job as a receptionist at a modeling agency in Mt. Kisco, New York, photographer Thom...
John Evans Atta Mills was Born today (76 years ago)
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John Evans Atta Mills was Born today (76 years ago)

Today in History, on July 21, 1944 (exactly 76 years ago), John Evans Atta Mills was Born. He was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election. Ghanaian President John Atta Mills AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images) Professor John Evans Atta Mills was born on July 21st, 1944, at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and hails from Ekumfi Otuam in the Mfantsiman East Constituency of the Central Region. He launched a lifelong interest in acquiring knowledge at Achimota Secondary School, where he obtained his General Certificate of Education (GCE) Adv...
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