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14 October - 4 Australian History quickies (part 2)

Unread postby Max ADU » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:23 am

Today in Australian History
14 October


4 of 8 major events in Australian history today


  • 1958 – Death of Sir Douglas Mawson,
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    Antarctic explorer and geologist, aged 76.


    Born 5 May 1882 Shipley, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom – died 14 October 1958 Brighton, South Australia, Australia.

    Mawson lead his own expedition, the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, to King George V Land and Adelie Land, the sector of the Antarctic continent immediately south of Australia, which at the time was almost entirely unexplored.

    Mawson achieved First ascent of Mount Erebus - First team to reach the South Magnetic Pole and the Sole survivor of Far Eastern Party where he needed to kill and eat his sled dogs.

  • 1959 – Radio comedian and quiz
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    show host Jack Davey dies.


    John Andrew (Jack) Davey radio entertainer, was born on 8 February 1907 at Auckland, New Zealand

    His opening 'Hi, Ho! Everybody!' was to be his enduring call sign. He began to develop the techniques of spontaneity—'ad-libbing' and quick-witted humour—that were to ensure his popularity,

    His capacity to project his personality into the living-rooms of his listeners and the extraordinary agility of his 'wise-cracking' humour made him known as 'Mr Radio'.

    Jock died on14 October 1959 at Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


    1959 – Death of Errol Flynn,
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    flamboyant film actor, in Vancouver, British Columbia, aged 50.
    He shares coffin space with six bottles of whiskey, a parting gift from his drinking buddies.

    Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn born 20 June 1909 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

    Flynn was an Australian actor and known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle.

    He became a naturalized American citizen in 1942.

    On 14 October 1959 (aged 50), Errol Flynn suffered a heart attack and died at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    His resting place is at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
    Cause of death Heart attack

  • 1968 – The town of Meckering, Western Australia, is badly damaged by an earthquake. ** click here to read more and watch video
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Re: 14 October - 4 Australian History quickies (part 2)

Unread postby Max ADU » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:25 pm

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