COINCIDENCES: Of Albert Einstein and Chike Obi

Posted by Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth | 9 January 2013 | 6,529 times

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Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879 while Chike Obi died March 13, 2008. Einstein died April 18, 1855, while Chike Obi was born April 17, 1921.
Einstein was a Theoretical Physicist. Obi was a Mathematician and Theoretical Physics prize winner.
Einstein was at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Institute of Advanced Study. Chike Obi was at the Massachussets Institute of Technology and the Nana Institute.

Einstein’s wife’s name is Mileva. Chike Obi’s wife’s name is Melinda.  

Einstein was a Jew and Chike Obi an Igbo, a tribe described as the Jews of Nigeria and part of the lost tribes of Israel.


Of Mike Mullen and Mike Akhigbe

Admiral Mike Mullen is the ex-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, the top military Adviser to Barack Obama. Admiral Mullen was born on October 4, 1946. He attended a Catholic school and once served as Chief of Naval Operations.

Relatedly, Rear Admiral Mike Akhigbe (retd.) was Nigeria’s Chief of General Staff. Rear Admiral Akhigbe was born on September 29, 1946 – six days older than Mullen. He attended a Catholic school and once served as Chief of Naval Staff.

Interestingly, Admiral Mullen’s last day as Chief of Naval Operations was on Akhigbe’s birthday, September 29 2007, while Mullen’s first day as Chairman Joint Chief of Staff was on Nigeria’s day of Independence, October 1, 2007.

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Source: News Express

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