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Great events that happened in Ghana that formed part of out history

Ghana has gone so far from the day of independence. Ghana is now 64yrs counting from the year of independence, 1957.

Before independence, Ghana went through a lot from their colonial masters.

There are some great events that happened during and after our independence by some of our bold leaders.

Below are few important events starting with Ghana's constitution founder and implementer, J. J Rawlings.

In the year 1981-12-31 Lt Jerry Rawlings becomes head of Ghana, suspends constitution

In 1983-01-17, Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians

1992-06-15 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)

1993-01-07 The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.

1993-10-31 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match

In 2001-05-09 Accra Sports Stadium Disaster, 129 Ghanaian football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko

In 2010-07-02 FIFA World Cup: Ghana, only African team remaining in last 8, are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Uruguay; Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1

2012-07-24 John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills

2012-12-09 Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud

2013-04-16 16 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana

2015-06-03 200 people are killed by an explosion at a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana

Famous Birthdays of legends in Ghana

1875-10-18 James E K Aggrey, Ghana, US theologian/educationalist

Person of interest to Ghanaians in the line of our history includes but not limited to:

Kwame Nkrumah

In the year, 1909-09-21 Kwame Nkrumah born, he later became the 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60) and 1st President of Ghana (1960-66).

Atta mills

Atta Mills was born in the year, 1944-07-21 by the name, John Atta Mills. He became the President of Ghana in the year, 2008. I died in the course of his service as a president in Ghana and his death will forever be in the minds of most Ghanaians.

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