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

 July 2
1914: 500 black Americans emigrate "Back to Africa".
1925: African nationalist leader Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is born in Onalua, Belgian Congo.
1945: Maurice Roberts [Gaylads] is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1973: Tanya Stephens (Vivian Tanya Stephens) is born in Richmond, St. Mary, Jamaica.
1996: Desmond John Ballantine aka Ninjaman is arrested for illegal gun possession.
Soon he was released and recorded "Settle All Score".
2001: Mikidozan's single "Lifetime Respect" peaks at #1 on the ORICON (Japan) weekly chart (announced on June 27).

 July 3
1848: Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands).
1962: Algeria becomes independent after 132 years of French rule. (Independence Day)
1971: DJ Daddy Rings is born in Christiana, Manchester, Jamaica.

 July 4
----: Richie Daley [Inner Circle, Third World; bass] is born.
1893: Norman Washington Manley, one of Jamaica's founding fathers, is born in Mandeville, Jamaica.
1945: Rupie Edwards is born in Goshen, near Brownstown, St. Ann, Jamaica.

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