Jah Itagaki's REGGAE LIFE
   This Day in Reggae
and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history

 June 25
1919: Black Star Line is launched by Marcus Garvey and UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association).
1953: Dillinger (Lester Bullock) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1963: Super Cat (William Maragh) is born in Kingston 11, Jamaica.
1975: Mozambique gains independence from Portugal. (National Day)
1978: Florida legalizes medical marijuana.

 June 26
1960: Madagascar gains independence from France. (National Day)
1990: African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela addresses the U.S. Congress, asking for "material resources" to hasten the end of white-led rule.

 June 27
1935: Byron Lee is born in Jamaica.
1956: Freddie McGregor is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
1957: Producer Henry 'Junjo' Lawes is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1957: Nicodemus (Cecil Wellington) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1964: The Skatalites first gig was at the Hi Hat, owned by Orville 'Billy' Farnum, in Rae Town, Kingston.
1965: DJ Squidly Rankin is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1973: Manuel Stain is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
1977: Djibouti independent
1998: Percussionist Sidney Wolfe passes away in a hospital in Los Angeles, at the age of 52.
2002: Timothy White, author of Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley, dies after heart attack. Age 50. (b. January 25, 1952)
2007: Minmi and Wakadanna annouce their angagement.

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