Edward Colston was born 2 November in 1636 and died in 1721. A significant proportion of Colson’s wealth came directly or indirectly from the slave trade. It is estimated that during Colston’s involvement with the RAC, it transported over 100,000 African men, women and children, who were branded with the company’s initials on their chest. Over 19,000 of them died on their journey to the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas due to unhygienic conditions on the ships. Designed to maximise profit and hold as many enslaved people as possible, the boats were hotbeds for dysentery, dehydration and scurvy.
Derek Chauvin, 44, the officer filmed kneeling George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes, is a 19-year veteran of the force. Chauvin was involved in a fatal police shooting and one of the other fired officers paid a $25K settlement after being sued for using excessive force in arrest where he punched and kicked a handcuffed suspect. Derek Chauvin was investigated in 2006 over a fatal police shooting and again in 2008 and 2011 for two more shootings. A second officer involved in Monday’s arrest, Tou Thao, was sued in 2017 for using excessive force. The lawsuit, accuses him of punching and kicking a handcuffed suspect. George Floyd died Monday in police custody, hours after footage showed cop Chauvin knelt on him for eight minutes during the forgery arrest in Minneapolis; all four officers involved in Monday’s incident were fired. The remaining two officers have also been named as Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng, both are rookie cops still in their probationary periods.
“Haj Qassem’s spirit has been instilled in everyone’s body, and thousands, and thousands of Soleimani’s are ready to march on to the White House,” Zeinab Soleimani said.
The son of a government clerk, he was born Muhammed Hosni El Sayed Mubarak in the Nile Delta village of Kafr Musailha on May 4, 1928, when Egypt was still heavily supervised by Britain. He was Egyptian President. Here’s Hosni Mubarak Biography and Profile.
Kaitlin Bennett, born 15 October 1995, is an American gun rights advocate, anti-abortion activist, and social media personality. Kaitlin Bennett doesn’t support any form of gun regulation. “A lot of millennial gun control advocates come from a place of emotion,” Bennett said. “They want people to stop dying from guns, and I agree with that. However, they just let their emotions override their logic.” Here’s Kaitlin Bennett Biography and Profile.
Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe (Grace Mugabe), born 23 July 1965, an entrepreneur, politician, Zimbabwe First Lady, and the widow of the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. By the time she was in her 20s, she had married an air force pilot named Stanley Goreraza, with whom she had a son, Russell. She was first secretary to the President Mugabe, before becoming his mistress and eventually rising to become Zimbabwe’s First Lady in 1996. Here’s Grace Mugabe Biography and Profile.
Daniel arap Moi (Daniel Toroitich arap Moi), born on 2 September 1924 into a farming family. He was Kenya’s longest-serving president politician and second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. Here’s the complete Daniel arap Moi Biography and Profile.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, on July 13, 1821. Despite having no formal military training, Forrest rose from the rank of private to lieutenant general. Forrest’s men reportedly killed over 200 Union soldiers, many of them black troops who had formerly been slaves. Here’s Nathan Bedford Forrest Biography and Profile.
David Duke, White Supremacist, Racist, Racists, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, born 1 July 1950, first made his racist mark at Louisiana State University back in 1970 when he founded the White Youth Alliance. How did David Ernest Duke take his life down the path of racial extremism? He was born into a comfortable middle-class family July 1, 1950, son of an archconservative oil-field engineer, and an alcoholic mother, according to a recent Duke biography by Michael Zatarain. Here’s David Duke Biography and Profile.