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This Day in History

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Born on this day
1833  - Australian horseman and poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon, is born. [more]
Australian Explorers
1845  - Leichhardt discovers the Roper River in northern Australia, but loses three of his best horses whilst attempting to cross. [more]
Australian History
1872  - The largest single piece of reef gold ever discovered in the world is found at Hill End, in New South Wales. [more]
World History
1856  - A stampede kills 7 during a Sunday evening service led by the great preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon. [more]
1987  - The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 22.6%, the largest one-day decline in recorded stock market history. [more]

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