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03 May - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:47 pm

Today in Australian History

  • 1862 – John McKinlay, during his relief expedition to locate the missing Burke and Wills, loses a horse to snake bite.
  • 1787 – The First Fleet arrives in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, to take on extra supplies.
  • 1790 – The Lady Juliana is the first ship of the Second Fleet to arrive in Sydney Cove.
  • 1929 – Fremantle, Western Australia is proclaimed a city.
  • 1969 – The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in the South China Sea, killing 74 US sailors.
  • 1991 – Paul Keating made his first leadership challenge for the Australian Labor Party. Bob Hawke won 66–44 and Keating resigned as Treasurer the same day.
  • 1992 – Mabo v Queensland decided upon by High Court of Australia, making irrelevant the doctrine of terra nullius.
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