• By Usaini Nebianet
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    Dec 12, 2012
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    1889-  Robert Browning, the renowned English poet, died

    1915 - The German Junkers J1, the worlds first all metal aeroplane, had its first  test flight

    1917 - The worlds worst train accident took place at Modane, France, when 543 people were  killed

    1939-  Douglas Fairbanks Snr., star of stage and screen, died

    1955-  The 'Hovercraft' was patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell

    1977-  Winston Churchill's widow, Lady Spencer Churchill, died aged 92

    1987-  Local Government elections are held in the 301 Local Government councils in the country.

    1991-  Seat of government officially moved from Lagos to Abuja.

    1999-  Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu and his entourage escape attack by suspected  members of the militant             Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).
     

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