Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Today in History

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Today in History

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1803: NSW colony's first newspaper, The Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, is published.

1804: Martial law declared as NSW Corps quells Irish uprising at Castle Hill, near Parramatta.

1815: Death of German physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, whose research on mesmerism led to the development of hypnosis 1827: Count Alessandro Giuseppe Volta, Italian inventor of the first electric battery, dies.

1916: The Spanish liner Principe de Asturias strikes a rock off the coast of Brazil and sinks in minutes, killing 445 people out of the 588 aboard.

1933: Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party win greatest number of seats, but not majority, in German elections.

1936: Britain's new Spitfire fighter plane goes on show for the first time in Southampton.

1953: Death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin at age 73 after 29 years in power.

1960: Elvis Presley is discharged from the US Army.

1963: A plane crash near Camden, Tennessee,claims the lives of country music performers Patsy Cline, 'Cowboy' Copas and 'Hawkshaw' Hawkins. …

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