Today in history: Some important events that occured on this day in African history.
1807- US Congress bans the slave trade within the US, effective January 1, 1808.
1865- Freedman’s Bureau was founded for Black Education.
1894- Joaquim Dias Cordeiro da Matta, Angolan poet, novelist, journalist, pedagogue, historian, philologist, and folklorist whose creative zeal and research in the late 19th century helped establish in Angola an intellectual respect for Kimbundu culture and tradition, died in 1894
1896- Ethiopia defeats Italy in the battle of Adwa (the Victory of Adwa Centenary Medal).
1956- Morocco becomes Independent.
1972 Jean-Bédel Bokassa appoints himself President for life of Central African Republic.
1990 : Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC).
2009- Armed group of soldiers attack the The President of Guinea-Bissau, João Bernardo Vieira, residence in Bissau and the President is assassinated.
1908- An international conference on arms reduction opens in London.
1923- In Italy, Mussolini admits that women have a right to vote, but declares that the time is not right.
1877- US Electoral Commission declares Rutherford B. Hayes winner of the presidential election with an electoral vote of 185-184 against Samuel J. Tilden
1901- Hawaii’s first telegraph company opens
1933- The Original King Kong movie has its world premiere in New York.
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