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Ghana - Notable Historical Events

Kwame NkrumahFeb 11, 1951

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Ghana - Historical Events
Date Event
1897-01-27

British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)

1901-09-26

Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)

1951-02-11

Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)

1957-03-06

Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK

1957-10-10

US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware

1960-07-01

Ghana becomes a republic

1960-12-05

Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium

1961-06-27

Ghana imposes a total ban on exports to South Africa and South West Africa

1962-08-01

Failed assassination on president Nkrumah of Ghana

1964-01-02

Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana

1966-02-24

Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

1966-03-03

Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee

1972-01-31

Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana

1972-07-09

Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful Ghana

1972-09-08

Jim Ryan (US) & Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide & fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold

1979-09-24

Ghana adopts constitution

1981-12-31

Lt Jerry Rawlings becomes head of Ghana, suspends constitution

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

2001-05-09

In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths were caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium)that followed a controversial decision by the referee handling a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

2001-05-10

In Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators.

2010-07-02

Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay

2012-07-24

John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills

2013-04-16

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

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Ghana - Notable Birthdays

Kwame NkrumahSep 21, 1909

Ghana - Birthdays
Date Event
1875-10-18

James E K Aggrey, Ghana, US theologian/educationalist

1909-09-21

Kwame Nkrumah, communist/premier Gold Coast/president Ghana (1960-66)

1914-11-09

Basil Davidson, Freedom for Ghana

1944-07-21

John Atta Mills, Tarkwa, Gold Coast (Ghana), President of Ghana (2009-2012), (d. 2012)

1947-06-22

Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana

1977-01-08

Pearl Amoah, Miss Universe-Ghana (1996)

1982-05-24

Issah Ahmed, Ghana football player

Ghana - Notable Deaths

Du BoisAug 27, 1963

Kwame NkrumahApr 27, 1972

Ghana - Deaths
Date Event
1927-07-13

James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies

1938-04-10

Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana

1963-08-27

W E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana

1972-04-27

Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62

1998-01-23

Hilla Limann, president of Ghana in (1979-81), dies

2008-03-06

Peter Poreku Cardinal Dery Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale, Ghana

2010-07-09

Basil Davidson, Freedom for Ghana


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