THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 532 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, revolt against Emperor Justinian I, prompted by chariot racing
  • 1785 John Walter publishes 1st issue of “The Times” of London
  • 1943 Adolf Hitler declares “Total War” against the Allies
  • 1970 Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu flees Biafra into exile, leaving his deputy Philip Effiong to surrender to the Nigerian army, unofficially ending the Nigerian Civil War
  • 2000 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

Source: Onthisday.com

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