TODAY IN HISTORY FOR THURSDAY, 4TH JANUARY 2013
1906- South Africa beat England by one wicket, their First Test win.
1923- There was a surprise attack by members of the Ku Klux Klan on a black residential area of Rosewood, Fla which left eight people dead. White mobs had retaliated by killing African Americans, and burned most of the buildings in the town including the local black church in Rosewood.
1948- Burma became an independent nation no longer under control of the British. Independence to Burma was originally granted by Japan in 1943 after Japan had temporary control over it.
1966- United States Ronald Reagan and an actor announced his candidacy for the position of Republican Governor of California. He later became US President.
1967- Nigeria's military leaders travel to Aburi near Acrra, Ghana to find a solution to problems facing the country.
Compiled by Yemi Ogunnubi