Thursday, July 1, 2010

On July 1

On this day in ...
... 1960 (50 years ago today), the West African country that had become independent 3 years earlier, Ghana, "made a complete break today with the Constituion bequeathed her by Britain in 1957," The New York Times reported. A statement was read in which Britain's Elizabeth II declared, "Frome midnight I shall cease to be your Queen."; a new Constitution took effect; Ghana became a "republic within the British Commonwealth"; and its leader, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, made the transition from Prime Minister to President. Tomorrow, the Ghana national soccer team plays a quarterfinals match in this year's World Cup in South Africa (prior post).

(Prior July 1 posts are here, and here, and here.)

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