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08 October - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:25 pm

Australian History quickies
8th October

11 major events in Australian history today
1800's
  • 1818 - Oxley discovers and names Port Macquarie.
  • 1897 – The Australasian Athletic Union was established in Sydney.
  • 1899 – The word wowser is first used by John Norton, editor of the Melbourne Truth newspaper.
1900's
  • 1908 – The capital of Australia was chosen, settling a feud between rivals Melbourne and Sydney.
  • 1925 – John Baird, 1st Viscount Stonehaven is appointed the eighth Governor General of Australia.
  • 1928 – Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer,
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    was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
  • 1931 – Death of Sir John Monash, Australian military commander of the First World War, in Melbourne aged 66.
  • 1939 – Paul Hogan AM, actor, comedian and former rigger, was born in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales. ** click here to read more and watch video
  • 1978 – Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 510 km/h (317.60 mph) at Blowering Dam, New South Wales.
2000's
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  • 2003 – Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark's engagement to Australian lawyer Mary Donaldson is announced.
  • 2004 – Schapelle Corby is apprehended by police in Indonesia carrying 4.1 kg of cannabis.
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Re: 08 October - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:14 pm

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