TODAY IN HISTORY
• 2017 - Nigeria
As the controversy surrounding recall of wanted ex-chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrashe ed Maina raged, the presidency directed Chairman of the Presidential Special Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-obla, to hands off activities of the panel and desist from carrying out any operation as head of the panel.
• 2017 - USA
Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 and injured 20 at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
• 2015 - Nigeria
Agents of the Department of State Services (DSS), launched another raid on the home of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
• 2012 - Nigeria
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said 363 people died after months of severe flooding across Nigeria and 2.1 million others were displaced. • Managing Director and Editor-in-chief of the Nigerian Compass and Westerner Magazine, Sina Kawonise was shot during an attack in Osun State. He narrowly escaped death.
• 2009 - Cambodia
Cambodia and Thailand recalled their ambassadors from each others' countries, deepening a diplomatic row after Cambodia made fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra an economic adviser.
• 2009 - USA
At Fort Hood, Texas, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (39) shot 13 people dead and wounded 32. Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar!", an Arabic phrase for "God is great!" before opening fire. He was to be deployed but had expressed anger about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
• 2008 - Kenya
Africans across the continent sang, danced in the streets and wrapped themselves in US flags to cheer for America's first black president, Barack Obama. Kenya partied for two days, after Pres. Kibaki declared a national holiday in honor of Obama.
• 2007 - USA
Google introduced Android, a new operating system for mobile phones.
• 2006 - Iraq
Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging by the Iraqi High Tribunal for crimes against humanity in the 1982 killings of 148 people in the mainly Shiite town of Dujail.