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This Day in History

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Australian Explorers
1770  - Lieutenant James Cook discovers and names Botany Bay. [more]
1841  - Eyre's overseer, Baxter, is killed by two of the Aborigines who accompanied the expedition. [more]
Australian History
1789  - Australia's first bushranger, John 'Black' Caesar, is tried for theft, leading him to make escape plans. [more]
1901  - The new Australian Commonwealth Government announces a Federal Flag design competition. [more]
1941  - The town of Meeberrie, Western Australia, is hit by an earthquake. [more]
1988  - Australian icon, the Stockman's Hall of Fame, is opened in Longreach, Queensland. [more]
World History
1945  - Notorious concentration camp, Dachau, is liberated by US troops. [more]
1952  - The ANZUS Treaty between Australia, New Zealand and the United States goes into force. [more]

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