TODAY IN HISTORY
• 2014 - Nigeria
• 2016 - Nigeria
The Federal Government absolved itself of blame as to why the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), was not allowed to attend the burial of his father, the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki who died on Nov. 14, saying his son had rejected the offer for his temporary release. • The Senate rejected the names of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigerian army regained control of Chibok, Borno State where over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram over six months ago.
• 200 hunters armed with home-made guns, spears, clubs, bows and arrows, and machetes took back Mubi, Adamawa State, from Boko Haram rebels.
• 2014 - Morocco
Morocco was barred from the next two Africa Cup of Nations as punishment for refusing to host the 2015 edition in January. The country faced a $20 million fine for refusing to host the competition over fears of spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.
• 2011 - USA
Policemen raided Zuccotti Park in New York, evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from what has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement protesting corporate greed and economic inequality.
• 2007 - USA
In a feisty Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton accused her closest rivals, Barack Obama and John Edwards, of slinging mud "right out of the Republican playbook" and sharply criticized their records.
• 2006 - Qatar
Al-jazeera launched its English news channel.
• 2000 - USA
Al Gore made a surprise proposal for a statewide hand recount of Florida's six million ballots, an idea rejected by Georgew.bush
• 1996 - USA
Michael Jackson married the woman carrying his baby, his plastic surgeon's nurse, Debbie Rowe. Their first child was born Feb 13, 1997 and named Prince. A girl named Paris was born Apr 3, 1998. Rowe filed for divorce in 1999.
• 1995 - USA
Monica Lewinsky and Pres. Clinton began a sexual relationship at the White House. The relationship lasted 18 months.