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11 July - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:14 pm

Today in Australian History - 6 events
11 July

  • 1916 – Gough Whitlam, later Prime Minister of Australia, was born.
  • 1974 – Australian Prime Minister Whitlam
    appoints the man who would later dismiss him, Sir John Kerr, as Governor-General. click here for more info.
  • 1979 – American space station Skylab crashes in Western Australia
  • 1987 – The Bob Hawke led Australian Labor Party returned to power after a double dissolution federal election. (pictured)
  • 1990 – Sarah MacDiarmid, age 23, disappears and likely murdered at Kananook railway station, Melbourne. The crime remains unsolved.
  • 1992 - Seven people are drowned after being washed into the sea at the Kiama blowhole, on the New South Wales coast.
    click here for more info.
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