Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Today in History

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Today in History

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1485: England's King Richard III is killed at the Battle of Bosworth, ending War of the Roses.

1642: English Civil War begins when King Charles I brands Parliament and its soldiers as traitors.

1784: Vincent Lunardi makes England's first hot-air balloon flight.

1851: The schooner America out races the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that later becomes known as the America's Cup.

1864: The Geneva Convention for the protection of the wounded during times of active warfare is signed, leading to the formation of the Red Cross.

1872: The first morse code message is sent from Adelaide to Darwin via a telegraph line.

1902: Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US president to ride in a car..

1906: The record player is patented.

1911: Officials in Paris announce that the Leonardo da Vinci painting Mona Lisa has been stolen from the Louvre Museum the night before. It was not recovered until 1913 in Italy.

1922: Irish politician and Sinn Fein leader Michael Collins, largely responsible for the 1921 Anglo-Irish treaty, is killed in an ambush. …

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