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This Day in History

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Born on this day
1743  - Sir Joseph Banks, British naturalist and botanist on Cook's first voyage, is born. [more]
1923  - Charles Yeager, the first person to travel two and a half times the speed of sound, is born. [more]
Australian History
2008  - The Australian Government formally apologises to the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. [more]
World History
1601  - The first ships under the East India Company leave England. [more]
1945  - Between 35,000 and 135,000 civilians are killed as the Allies bomb Dresden, Germany. [more]
2000  - Charles M Schulz, creator of Snoopy and the 'Peanuts' comic strip, dies. [more]

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