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.