1895 - Joseph Kwame Kyeretwi Boakye Danquah was born in December in Ghanaian town.
Entered the University of London directly from junior high school and was educated in law and philosophy.
1927 - He set up a private law practice when he returned to Ghana.
1930-1935 - He founded a newspaper, the Times of West Africa; Danquah's newspaper was the first daily newspaper in Ghana.
1934-1937 - Secretary-general of the Gold Coast Youth Conference.
1946 - Danquah became a member of the Legislative Council.
1947 - Appointed as chief organizer of the UGCC and transformed it from a grassroots movement into a political party.
1948 - Arrested together with Kwame Nkrumah, Obetsebi Lamptey, Ako Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo and William Ofori Atta, who collectively became national heroes known as the "Big Six."
1951 - Elected to the Legislative Assembly and was promoted the formation of a bicameral parliament for the Gold Coast.
1954 - He failed in his subsequent election bids.
1960 - Ran for the Presidency against Nkrumah, but garnered only 10% of the vote.
1961 - He was imprisoned under the Preventive Detention Act.
On his release, he was elected President of the Ghana Bar Association.
1964 - He was imprisoned again.
1965 - J.B. Danquah died in prison, on 4th of February.
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