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On This Day : 1770. : Captain James Cook Discovers and Names Queenland's Glass House Mountains.
World  (tags: on this day, queensland, australia, captain cook, glass house mountains, sunshine coast )

- 3711 days ago -
Captain James Cook was not the first to discover Australia, as he was preceded by numerous Portuguese and Dutch explorers. However, he was the first to sight and map the eastern coastline. Cook's ship, the 'Endeavour', departed Plymouth, England, on 26
This Day in History : 1974: LAPD Raid Leaves Six SLA Members Dead
World  (tags: on this day, lapd, sla, california, usa, [olice, feath, patty hearst, terrorist, group )

- 3711 days ago -
In Los Angeles, California, police surround a home in Compton where the leaders of the terrorist group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) are hiding out. The SLA had kidnapped Patricia Hearst, of the fabulously wealthy Hearst family publishing
ON THIS DAY - 1945: Germany Announces Hitler Is Dead
World  (tags: on this day, germany, ww2, war, hitler, berlin, adolph hitler, death, suicide )

- 3727 days ago -
Adolf Hitler has been killed at the Reich Chancery in Berlin, according to Hamburg radio. At 2230 local time a newsreader announced that reports from the Fuhrer's headquarters said Hitler had "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancery fighting to
This Day in History 1564: William Shakespeare Born
World  (tags: on this day, william shakespeare, shakespeare, globe theatre, england, dramatist, drama, poet )

- 3734 days ago -
According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, a
ON THIS DAY - 1964: 'Great Train Robbers' Get 300 Years
World  (tags: on this day, britain, uk, england, robbers, jail, court, great train robbery, train )

- 3742 days ago -
Some of the longest sentences in British criminal history have been imposed on men involved in the so-called "Great Train Robbery". Sentences totalling 307 years were passed on 12 men who stole £2.6m in used bank notes after holding up the night mail trai
This Day in History - The Unsinkable Titanic, Sinks
World  (tags: on this day, history, titanic, sink, iceberg, deaths, unsinkable, white star line )

- 3745 days ago -
The luxurious and unsinkable 'Titanic' hits an iceberg, eventually sinking, killing 1517 people. The RMS Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world at the time of its launching. It was a White Star Line ocean liner built at the Harland and
ON THIS DAY - 1964: Poitier Breaks New Ground With Oscar Win
World  (tags: on this day, sidney poiyier, oscar, first, actor, movie, film )

- 3745 days ago -
The acting profession's top award has gone to a black actor for the first time. Sidney Poitier won the best actor Oscar for his role in Lilies of the Field. In the film, released last year, he played construction worker Homer Smith whom a group of nuns be
Today in History - Alfred Nobel Reads His Own Obituary
World  (tags: on this day, alfred nobel, nobel prize, stokholm, history, chemist, inventor )

- 3746 days ago -
Alfred Nobel reads his own obituary, which inspires him to leave the legacy of the Nobel Prizes. Alfred Bernhard Nobel, born in Stockholm in 21 October 1833, was a Swedish chemist, engineer armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. Although a
ON THIS DAY - 1959: Dalai Lama Escapes to India
World  (tags: on this day, dalai lama, india, tibet, himalayas, china, religion, religious freedom )

- 3759 days ago -
The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, has crossed the border into India after an epic 15-day journey on foot from the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, over the Himalayan mountains. There had been no news of his safety or whereabouts since he left Lhasa on
This Day in History - 1791 - Convict Given First Land Grant in NSW - Australia
World  (tags: on this day, history, australia, nsw, convict, land, grant, cornwall )

- 3760 days ago -
Convict James Ruse is given the first land grant in the colony of New South Wales. James Ruse was born on a farm in Cornwall around 1759. At age 22, he was convicted of burglary and, due to severe over-crowding in British gaols, spent over four years on
ON THIS DAY - 2002: 57 Hindus Die in Train Fire
World  (tags: india, train, hindus, pilgrims, on this day, deaths, riots, muslims )

- 3790 days ago -
Fifty-seven Hindu pilgrims have died in a fire on a train in India. The fire happened as the Sabarmati Express, bound for Ahmedabad, was pulling out of Godhra station in the western state of Gujarat at approximately 0630 today.
ON THIS DAY - 1993: World Trade Center Bomb Terrorises New York
World  (tags: usa, world trade centre, terrorists, new york, america, bombs, bombing, on this day )

- 3791 days ago -
A suspected car bomb has exploded underneath the World Trade Center in New York killing at least five people and injuring scores more. The bombing has shocked America which had seemed immune from acts of terrorism that have plagued other parts of the worl
ON THIS DAY - 1993: Two Boys Charged With Toddler's Murder
World  (tags: on this day, england, liverpool, uk, james bulger, murder, sadness, child, toddler, children )

- 3798 days ago -
Two 10-year-old boys have been charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool. The toddler went missing from the Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle last Friday and his body was found on a railway embankment less than three m
ON THIS DAY - 1996: Bomb Blast Destroys London Bus
World  (tags: on this day, england, london, bomb, terrorism, deaths, sadness )

- 3799 days ago -
Three people are feared dead and eight have been hurt after a bomb exploded on a double decker bus in the heart of London's West End. The front of the bus was destroyed by the force of the blast on the Aldwych near the Strand.
ON THIS DAY - 1986: Corazon Aquino Is Philippines President
World  (tags: Philippines, Corazon Aquino, Ferdinand Marcos, dictatorship, constitution, 1986, on this day )

- 4159 days ago -
The new Philippines president Corazon Aquino is sworn in today, bringing to an end years of dictatorship under Ferdinand Marcos. Former leader Mr Marcos, who changed the constitution in 1973 to give himself absolute power, was threatening to go ahead with

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