The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

1810: Mex­ico re­jects Span­ish rule. 1916: Bri­tish Army uses tanks for first

time on Western Front in World War I. 1935: Nurem­berg laws out­law Jews and make the swastika the of­fi­cial flag of Ger­many. 1982: Iran’s for­mer for­eign min­is­ter, Sadegh Ghot­bzadeh, is ex­e­cuted af­ter be­ing con­victed of plot­ting against the govern­ment. 1988: Con­vic­tions of Michael and Lindy Cham­ber­lain over the death of their baby Azaria at Uluru are quashed. 1993: Death of Abo­rig­i­nal poet Oodgeroo Noonuc­cal (for­merly Kath Walker, above), aged 72. 2000: The Syd­ney Olympic Games of­fi­cially open with the light­ing of the Olympic flame by Cathy Free­man. 2002: North and South Korea agree to be­gin clear­ing mines along their bor­der and to set up a mil­i­tary hot­line to smooth work on re­link­ing rail­ways at the truce vil­lage of Pan­munjom. 2008: Rad­i­cal Mus­lim cleric Abdul Nacer Ben­brika, who planned a mass killing of peo­ple in Mel­bourne, be­comes Aus­tralia’s first con­victed ter­ror­ist leader. 2011: Den­mark elects its first fe­male

prime min­is­ter, Helle Thorn­ing-Sch­midt.

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