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06 July - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:56 pm

Today in Australian History - 6th July

11 Events that happened in Australian History today
1800's
• 1813 – The first commercial shipment of wool sent to Britain
by John and Elizabeth Macarthur.
• 1841– Australian explorer Eyre reaches King's River, just short of his final destination
of King George's Sound on his epic journey from east to west, only to find
the river too high to cross on horseback.
• 1892 – John Simpson Kirkpatrick, the man with the donkey at Gallipoli born.

1900's
• 1904 – Street lights in Sydney are electrically lit.
• 1925 – Actress Ruth Cracknell born in Maitland, New South Wales.
• 1940 – The Story Bridge is opened in Brisbane
• 1942 – Elements of the Australian 9th Division arrive in El Alamein.
The Division subsequently takes part in the First and Second Battle of
El Alamein.
• 1943 – The last of the heavy Japanese bombing attacks on Darwin occurs,
though less serious attacks continue.
• 1945 – Frank Forde becomes the fifteenth Prime Minister of Australia.
• 1951 – Actor Geoffrey Rush is born in Toowoomba, Queensland.
• 1964 – Kevin Conway was killed in action, the first Australian battle casualty
in the Vietnam War
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Re: 06 July - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:14 pm

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