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This Day in History

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Australian History
1768  - James Cook receives sealed secret orders prior to his first journey in the Endeavour. [more]
1967  - Arthur Stace, the man who chalked "Eternity" on Sydney footpaths for 37 years, dies. [more]
1997  - The Alpine Way above Thredbo, NSW, collapses, causing a landslide that kills 18, but ends with the amazing rescue of Stuart Diver. [more]
World History
1945  - During WWII, a Japanese submarine fires two torpedoes at the USS 'Indianapolis': 880 die as a result. [more]
1973  - Makers of the drug Thalidomide, responsible for countless deformities in children, finally agree to compensate the victims to the amount of 20 million pounds sterling.  [more]
2003  - The final original VW Beetle automobile is produced. [more]

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