Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Today in History

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Today in History

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TODAY is Tuesday, June 16, the 167th day of 2009. There are 198 days left in the year.

Highlights in history on this date:

* 1487- The Battle of Stoke, the last great battle fought on English soil, brings an end to the War of the Roses between the houses of York and Lancaster.

* 1869- Death of Charles Sturt, English explorer who led several expeditions into the interior of Australia.

* 1903- Ford Motor Co is incorporated in the United States.

* 1904- James Joyce's famous novel Ulysses is set on this day. It is now celebrated internationally as Bloomsday after the novel's main character, Leopold Bloom.

* 1917 - First All-Russian Congress of the Soviets is convened.

* 1920- Council of League of Nations holds first public meeting at St James Palace in London.

* 1941- President Franklin D Roosevelt orders the closure by July 10 of all German consulates in the United States.

* 1943- Comedian Charlie Chaplin, aged 54, marries his fourth wife, 18-year-old Oona O'Neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill, in California. …

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