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This Day in History

Friday, September 21, 2018
Australian Explorers
1872  - Warburton departs Adelaide on his journey to explore central Australia from Alice Springs to Perth. [more]
Australian History
1817  - In an official dispatch, Governor Lachlan Macquarie advocates the adoption of the name Australia for the continent, as suggested by Matthew Flinders. [more]
World History
1522  - The first edition of Martin Luther's German translation of the New Testament is published. [more]
1741  - A strange substance known as "Angel Hair" falls over Selborne, England. [more]
1897  - The famous "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter is published. [more]
1964  - Today is Malta's Independence Day. [more]
2003  - The mission of the Galileo space probe ends, after it has collected much data on Jupiter. [more]

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