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 Wednesday, October 26, the 299th day of 2011. There are 66 days left in the year.

Highlights in history on this date:

1878 Co Australian bushranger Ned Kelly shoots and kills three police officers at Stringybark Creek, Victoria.

1881 Co The Gunfight at the O-K Corral takes place in Tombstone, Arizona, when Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holliday confront Ike Clanton's gang.

1 917 Co Brazil declares war on Germany in World War I.

1942 Co US aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk after being hit by Japanese aircraft in Solomon Islands battle.

1955 Co Republic of South Vietnam is proclaimed under Ngo Dinh Diem.

1955 Co Parliament enacts a law on the permanent neutrality of Austria, which forms the basis for unprecedented peace and prosperity.

1962 Co Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev offers to withdraw missiles from Cuba if United States removes bases in Turkey, but is rebuffed.

1985 Co The Mutijuli Aboriginal Community is granted freehold title to Ayers Rock and the Uluru National Park in the Northern Territory. …

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