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02 May - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Thu May 02, 2013 8:30 pm

5 Events in Australian History Today.
2nd May


  • 1829 – Captain Charles Fremantle claims the entire west coast of Australia in the name of George IV of the United Kingdom, establishing the Swan River Colony.
  • 1964 – At the 1964 Tasmanian state election, the incumbent Australian Labor Party under Premier Eric Reece maintains its position, winning 19 out of the 35 seats available.
  • 1980 – New Zealand-born cricketer Clarrie Grimmett, an inaugural inductee of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, dies in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • 1997 – Neurophysiologyist Sir John Eccles, the winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize for Medicine, dies at his home in Tenero-Contra, Switzerland.
  • 2005 – Construction engineer Douglas Wood is kidnapped in Baghdad, Iraq.
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