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This Day in History

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Australian History
1803  - Superintendent of public works, Charles Grimes, arrives at the Mornington Peninsula, now a popular holiday spot, where he pronounces it unsuitable for settlement. [more]
1880  - Bushranger Captain Moonlite is hanged. [more]
1958  - After almost 28 years, the Royal Australian Naval College returns to Jervis Bay. [more]
World History
1841  - China cedes the island of Hong Kong to the British. [more]
1887  - The British ship Kapunda, laden with immigrants bound for Western Australia, sinks off the Brazilian coast, killing 300. [more]
1964  - The trial of the perpetrators of Britain's Great Train Robbery begins. [more]

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