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This Day in History

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Born on this day
1632  - The great English architect, Sir Christopher Wren, is born. [more]
1792  - John Fawkner, early pioneer and rival to John Batman for the title of Melbourne's founder, is born. [more]
1828  - H G Spafford, the man who wrote the hymn "It is well with my soul" amidst great personal tragedy, is born. [more]
Australian History
1973  - The Sydney Opera House is formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II. [more]
World History
1911  - Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen departs the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, on his expedition to the South Pole. [more]

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