To­day in his­tory

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1559 Queen El­iz­a­beth I sends aid to Scot­tish lords to drive French from Scot­land. 1846 Cop­per first dis­cov­ered in Western Aus­tralia. 1865 Slav­ery is abol­ished in the US. 1892 Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite pre­mieres in St Peters­burg, Rus­sia. 1894 South Aus­tralian women given the vote. 1956 Ja­pan is ad­mit­ted to United Na­tions. 1970 Di­vorce law goes into ef­fect in Italy de­spite op­po­si­tion by Ro­man Catholic Church. 1987 Ivan Boesky, the Wall Street fi­nancier who played a key role in the big­gest in­sider trad­ing scheme in US his­tory, is jailed for three years. 1994 Failed Aus­tralian ty­coon Christo­pher Skase is freed after Span­ish ap­peal court over­turns ear­lier ex­tra­di­tion or­der. 2013 Ron­nie Biggs, fa­mous for his role in Bri­tain’s 1963 Great Train Rob­bery, dies in Eng­land aged 84.

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