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This Day in History

Friday, July 1, 2016
Australian Explorers
1836  - Australian explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell discovers the Loddon River in Victoria. [more]
Australian History
1851  - Victoria separates from New South Wales. [more]
1942  - Australia's worst maritime disaster occurs when the Montevideo Maru is torpedoed by American submarine USS Sturgeon. [more]
1959  - "Mr Squiggle" first airs on ABC TV in Australia. [more]
1978  - Australia's Northern Territory is granted self-government. [more]
2000  - Australian PM John Howard introduces the GST. [more]
World History
1937  - England implements the world's first telephone emergency system. [more]
1997  - After more than 150 years of British administration, Hong Kong is returned to Chinese control. [more]

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