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06 January - 4 Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:17 pm

It happen today in Australia
6th January

4 major events in Australian history today
1930 – Don Bradman scores
a record 452 not out in one cricket innings.

Sir Donald George "Don" Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001),
often referred to as "The Don".

Don Bradman was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time.

Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 is often cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

1932 – Joseph Lyons becomes
the tenth Prime Minister of Australia.

Joseph Aloysius Lyons, CH (15 September 1879 – 7 April 1939) was an Australian politician.

He was Labor 26th Premier of Tasmania from 1923 to 1928 and a Minister in the James Scullin government from 1929 until his resignation from the Labor Party in March 1931.

Joseph then led the United Australia Party and became the tenth Prime Minister of Australia from January 1932 until his death.

Lyons is the only person in Australian history to have been prime minister,Premier of a State, and Leader of the Opposition in both the Federal Parliament and a State Parliament

1939 – Swimming champion Murray
Rose is born in Nairn, Scotland.

Iain Murray Rose, AM (6 January 1939 – 15 April 2012) was an Australian swimmer, actor, sports commentator and marketing executive.

He was a six-time Olympic medalist (four gold, one silver, one bronze), and at one time held the world records in the 400-metre, 800-metre, and 1500-metre freestyle (long course).

He made his Olympic debut at the 1956 Summer Olympics as a 17-year-old and won three Olympic medals, all gold. Four years later, as a 21-year-old, he won three Olympic medals (one gold, one silver, one bronze) at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

2004 – Australian captain Steve Waugh
retires from Test cricket, playing his last match against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO (born 2 June 1965 at Canterbury, New South Wales.) is a former Australian cricketer and twin brother of cricketer Mark Waugh. A right-handed batsman, he was also a medium-pace bowler.

Stephen first class cricket career started in 1984, he captained the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004, and was the most capped Test cricket player in history, with 168 appearances, until Sachin Tendulkarof India broke this record in 2010.
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