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 Monday, June 29, the 180 day of 2009. There are 185 days left in the year.

Highlights in history on this date:

* 1312- German King Henry VII is crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome.

* 1855 - The Daily Telegraph is first published in London.

* 1868 - The British news agency the Press Association is founded.

* 1880 - Australia's most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly, is wounded and captured at Glenrowan, Victoria.

* 1880 - The South Pacific island of Tahiti is formally annexed by France, having been a French protectorate since 1842.

* 1905 - The Automobile Association is formed in London by 50 motorists to counter what they see as police hostility towards the motor car.

* 1912 - Bill Hart wins the first air race in Australia, from Sydney to Parramatta, defeating visiting American AB "Wizard" Stone who lost his way in a raincloud.

* 1946 - British arrest more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to stamp out alleged terrorism. …

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