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20/06/1909
Errol Flynn is born in Holbart, Tasmania, Australia.
04/01/1929
Australian cricketer Don Bradman makes his first test century while playing in a test match against England in Melbourne.
11/05/1931
Rupert Murdoch is born in Australia.
03/01/1956
Mel Gibson is born
14/10/1968
An earthquake measuring 6.8 wrecks the Australian town of Meckering and disrupts local road and rail transport
02/01/1969
Australian Rupert Murdoch acquires the UK News of the World newspaper group
19/02/1969
The Australian media magnate, Rupert Murdoch, beats off a rival bid to win control of the News of the World newspaper group. It is his first Fleet Street newspaper.
20/10/1973
Queen Elizabeth II opens the new Sydney Opera House.
24/12/1974
Former UK minister John Stonehouse is found alive in Australia after apparently faking his death.
25/12/1974
Darwin, Australia, is wrecked by a Cyclone that leaves thousands homeless.
11/07/1979
The abandonned US space station Skylab burns up on re-entering the earth's atmosphere and scatters ashe and debris over Australia and the Indian ocean.
07/01/1983
Australia wins the test series against England 2-1, regaining the Ashes
02/09/1984
A gun battle between rival biker gangs in Sydney, leaves six bikers and a 14 year old girl passerby dead.
20/12/1991
Paul Keating replaces Bob Hawke as Australian Prime Minister
22/12/1993
Aborigines celebrate the Native Title Bill, a historic victory over land rights for the Aborigines.

 

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