HIS­TORY

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Saturday Extra -

911 Con­rad I is elected Ger­man king at Forschheim, af­ter the death of Louis the Child, the last of the East Frank­ish Carolin­gians. 1444 Turk­ish forces de­feat the Hun­gar­i­ans and Poles in the Bat­tle of Varna, se­cur­ing Turkey’s con­trol over Con­stantino­ple (Is­tan­bul) and as­sur­ing the Ot­toman con­quest in the Balkans. 1791 Cap­tain Thomas Melvill on his ship Bri­tan­nia re­turns to Syd­ney with news that nearby wa­ters are rich in whales. 1828 Gover­nor’s sec­re­tary Charles Sturt leaves Syd­ney to trace the course of the Mac­quarie River with Hamil­ton Hume, who joins the ex­pe­di­tion at Bathurst. 1871 Ac­cord­ing to his jour­nal, Henry Stan­ley greets Dr David Liv­ing­stone, the fel­low ex­plorer in search of the source of the Nile River with: “Dr Liv­ing­stone, I pre­sume?” 1885 Paul Daim­ler, son of the Ger­man en­gi­neer Got­tlieb, be­comes the world’s first mo­tor­cy­clist when he rides his fa­ther’s in­ven­tion. 1969 The chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram Sesame Street makes its de­but on pub­lic broad­cast­ing tele­vi­sion sta­tions in the US. 1975 On the eve of the Dis­missal, trea­surer Bill Hay­den re­ceives a telex from the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Com­mer­cial Bank­ing Co of Syd­ney that pri­vate banks could not lend the gov­ern­ment money un­til the bud­get Bills are passed. 1975 Chief jus­tice Garfield Bar­wick ad­vises gover­nor-gen­eral John Kerr that he has the power to sack Gough Whit­lam’s fed­eral La­bor gov­ern­ment. 1989 Gaby Ken­nard, 45, ar­rives back at Bankstown Air­port, be­com­ing the first Aus­tralian woman to fly solo around the world in a sin­gle-en­gined plane. 1998 Four bats­men score cen­turies for the first time in a one-day in­ter­na­tional cricket match as Aus­tralia de­feat Pak­istan in La­hore: Ijaz Ahmed (111), Mo­ham­mad Yousef (100) and Adam Gilchrist (103) and Ricky Ponting (124 not out).

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