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04 May - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Sat May 04, 2013 9:03 pm

5 more events Today in Australian History.

  • 1826 – English-born bushranger Matthew Brady and cannibal Thomas Jeffries are hanged at the Campbell Street Gaol in Hobart, Van Diemen's Land.
  • 1912 – The play On Our Selection, written by Bert Bailey and Edmund Duggan and based on the work of Steele Rudd, is first performed in Sydney, New South Wales.
  • 1942 – The five-day Battle of the Coral Sea, fought between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces, commences in the Coral Sea, between Australia and the Solomon Islands.
  • 1960 – Comedian and television presenter Andrew Denton is born in Sydney, New South Wales. For more information click here
  • 1986 – The four-day Australian Anarchist Centenary Celebrations, commemorating the foundation of the Melbourne Anarchist Club, conclude in Melbourne, Victoria.
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