Today in African History

Historical Events

  • 1989 - Adina (Adina Thembi Ndamse), a Ghanaian-South African pop singer, is born.
  • 1993 - The Battle of Mogadishu, pitting U.S. troops against the fighters of Somali warlords,  begins in Somalia’s capital.
  • 1978 - Gerald Asamoah, a Ghanaian-German footballer, is born.
  • 2013 - 13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 2007 - A broken water pipe damages an elevator and traps about 3,200 miners in a gold mine in South Africa.

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