Timetrip

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

1556: Death of St Ig­natius of Loy­ola, Span­ish sol­dier and priest who founded the So­ci­ety of Je­sus (the Je­suits). 1812: A year af­ter in­de­pen­dence,

Venezuela falls to the Span­ish. 1886: Death of Franz Liszt, Hun­gar­ian

com­poser and pian­ist. 1912: The world’s first film cen­sor­ship law is passed in the US, pre­vent­ing the in­ter­state trans­porta­tion of films show­ing prize fights. 1944: US troops break through the Ger­man lines around the Nor­mandy beach­head, open­ing the way to lib­er­at­ing the rest of France. 1954: Mount God­win-Austen (K2) in the Hi­malayas is first climbed by an Ital­ian ex­pe­di­tion led by Ardito De­sio. 1990: US gov­ern­ment panel ap­proves use of gene ther­apy for first time in treat­ment of hu­man dis­ease. 2012: Three In­dian elec­tric grids col­lapse, cut­ting power to 620 mil­lion peo­ple in the world’s big­gest black­out. 2015: Four peo­ple in­clud­ing mem­bers of the Bin Laden fam­ily are killed in a jet crash in the UK. 2016: Harry Pot­ter fans around the world queue ahead of the re­lease of the eighth book in the se­ries, Harry Pot­ter and the Cursed Child (above).

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