TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

• 2014 - Nige­ria

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - PANORAMA - • Day of the Im­pris­oned Writer

• 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.

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