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20 April - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:33 pm

5 Events in Today Australian History.

  • 1770 – HM Bark Endeavour, and her captain, James Cook, first sight the eastern coast of the continent of Australia.
  • 1836 – John Batman and his family arrive at Port Phillip, in present-day Victoria, and settle on Batman Hill.
  • 1908 – Forty-four people are killed and 400 injured after two trains collide at the Sunshine railway station, the junction of the Ballarat and Bendigo railway lines. for more info - Click here.
  • 1919 – Richard Hillary, future Royal Australian Air Force pilot and author of the autobiographical The Last Enemy, is born in Sydney, New South Wales.
  • 1954 – In the Petrov Affair, Evdokia Petrova seeks political asylum after the plane carrying her back to the Soviet Union lands at Darwin, with her escorts disarmed by Commonwealth police.
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Re: 20 April - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:28 pm

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