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20 June - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:44 am

9 Events in Australian History Today.

  • 1790 – The Second Fleet arrives at Port Jackson.
  • 1836 - Australian explorer Major Thomas Mitchell names Swan Hill.
  • 1802 - French commander Nicolas Baudin arrives in Port Jackson with the intention to claim Van Diemen's Land, but with his crew ill and ships needing repair.
  • 1866 – Adelaide's Town Hall opens.
  • 1927 – Film premiere of For the Term of his Natural Life.
  • 1949 – Lance Sharkey, chairman of the Communist Party, is convicted for sedition.
  • 1988 - The Australian $2 banknote is replaced by a $2 coin. Read more ... click here.
  • 1999 – Australia wins the 1999 Cricket World Cup, defeating Pakistan in the final.
  • 2002 – Australia decided to ratify the International Criminal Court.
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