Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Today in History

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Today in History

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TODAY is Thursday, May 28, the 148th day of 2009. There are 217 days left in the year.

Highlights in history on this date:

* 1533 - Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer pronounces Anne Boleyn's marriage to King Henry VIII valid.

* 1849 - Death of Anne Bronte, English novelist and sister of Charlotte and Emily. Under the pseudonym Acton Bell, she wrote The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

* 1902 - The Boers surrender in South Africa, ending the Boer War. Over 16,000 Australians served in the war killing 251 in action, 267 from disease. A further 43 Australian soldiers were reported missing.

* 1955 - Liberal and Country Party wins power in Victorian elections with Henry Bolte becoming premier for what would be record 17-year term.

* 1960 - Coalition Government retains power in Queensland giving Country Party leader Frank Nicklin his second term as premier.

* 1982 - In the Falklands war, British troops recapture Port Darwin and Goose Green from the Argentine army, taking at least 1,400 prisoners.

* 1987 - Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, lands a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defences. …

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